Harrogate Borough Council

Harrogate and Knaresborough transport issues – consultation period extended

29 March 2011

A public consultation exercise on transport issues in Harrogate and Knaresborough is being extended by a month to allow more time for residents to air their views.

The consultation on the Harrogate and Knaresborough Service Centre Transportation Strategy was due to end in April.

But as a result of the high level of interest and debate in the issue, North Yorkshire County Council has decided to extend the consultation until May 16.

The Transportation Strategy includes a number of ideas and proposals for dealing with transport issues in Harrogate and Knaresborough. They include improvements to pedestrian facilities, road safety schemes, and maintenance issues.

“It is clear that these proposals and suggestions have sparked a lively public debate, particularly about traffic movements in the centre of Harrogate,” said County Councillor Gareth Dadd, Executive Member for Highways.

“We feel it is important to give the people of Harrogate every opportunity to make their views known, and that the best way of achieving this is to extend the consultation period.”

Two public exhibitions will be staged as part of the consultation process. Officers from the county council will be on hand to answer any questions raised by members of the public. Full details of the exhibitions will be advertised shortly.

The Strategy proposals – and a questionnaire for responses – can be viewed online at www.northyorks.gov.uk/harrogatetransport., and at Harrogate, Starbeck, Bilton and Knaresborough libraries.

They are also available at the Harrogate Borough Council offices at Knapping Mount.

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