Major changes are being proposed for the area adjacent to the train and bus station in Harrogate, and now is your last chance to have your say on the early stage proposals – this is not the last chance to comment, but it is the last chance to comment on this stage of the development.
North Yorkshire County Council, Harrogate Borough Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are working together to deliver exciting improvements in Harrogate town centre which will benefit residents, businesses and visitors alike.
The project is part of the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) programme, a major new programme of investment that aims to create a step change in travel across the region.
How to take part in the consultation
For more information visit: www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/Harrogate
(Pay attention to the downloadable PDF files that contain most of the detailed information, rather than just the web page)
This will allow you to:
- Read about the proposals for Harrogate
- Fill in the online survey
If you haven’t done so already, please complete the survey before end of Wednesday 24 March, when the consultation closes.
Harrogate Borough Council, North Yorkshire County Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are working together to deliver an exciting £7.9m worth of improvements which will benefit residents, business and visitors alike.
Providing an accessible, attractive and cleaner alternative to car journeys is at the heart of Leeds City Region’s Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) – a major new £317 million TCF programme of transport infrastructure investment secured as part of the West Yorkshire devolution deal, plus local match funding.
A transport system fit for the 21st century is absolutely vital, not only as we look to pave a way forward for our region following the COVID-19 pandemic, but also in tackling climate change by helping us achieve our aim of becoming a net zero carbon economy by 2038.
The aim of this investment
- Improve transport connections to the town centre and public transport stations, giving people better access to jobs, education, healthcare and leisure facilities
- Reduce the carbon emissions associated with transport to help address climate change
- Support the regeneration of the Station Parade area of the town
- Improve public health and wellbeing
They want to achieve the following objectives:
- Improve the walking and cycling links to Harrogate bus and railway stations and the town centre
Increase the number of people traveling to or from Harrogate Station and in and around Harrogate town centre by environmentally friendly transport (bus, on foot and by bike)
- Positively enhance the sense of place within the town centre and create a higher quality environment for visitors, residents and nature
The proposals are focused on Station Parade and adjoining streets. On this webpage you will find information including plans and visualisations to help you understand what is proposed.
Following the close of the public consultation on 24 March, all feedback will be considered as the designs evolve.
There will be more opportunities to provide feedback on evolving and improved plans later in 2021 before we submit a planning application and request funding to begin construction.