Engine Shed Lane Improvement Scheme

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Skipton Business Rates

Craven District Council is holding a consultation event on proposals to improve the route along Engine Shed Lane and linking to the bypass.

Residents and local businesses are being invited to come along and examine the details of the proposals and discuss them with council officers.

The event will take place on November 7 from 6.30pm to 8pm at the Champions Church, Carleton Road, Skipton.

The proposed scheme aims to improve safety for pedestrians along Engine Shed Lane, and reduce HGV traffic from the area around Skipton Station, New Carleton Road and Carleton Road.

The key features of the proposed scheme are a footpath along Engine Shed Lane, a link road to the bypass via Wyvern Park, street lighting along the route, and HGV restrictions to using Engine Shed Lane by Sandylands.

David Smurthwaite, Craven District Council’s Strategic Manager, said: “This investment in Engine Shed Lane would reduce the number of heavy goods vehicles travelling through the town centre and residential areas, and improve pedestrian safety.

“The proposals would also bring forward the development of more land for employment, which is much needed in the area.

“We’re working closely with North Yorkshire County Council, businesses, developers, landowners and local residents, to make sure this scheme delivers the best outcomes for the district.”
The project is part of the £4.68 million Skipton Employment and Housing Growth scheme, which is being funded by the government’s Growth Deal scheme via the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership.
Further phases of the Growth Deal scheme will see the improvement of pedestrian routes from the railway station to the town centre, including the canal towpath. Consultation has recently taken place asking for feedback on proposals to improve the canal waterfront in Skipton town centre. Plans will also be worked up for the redevelopment of the area surrounding the railway station.

The Government has allocated funding for the project to the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership, which has been earmarked for Skipton.

For further information and to leave feedback on the proposals, please visit: www.cravendc.gov.uk/engine_shed_lane or email edu@cravendc.gov.uk

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