No to Harrogate relief road

20th August 2019

Harrogate relief road
Harrogate relief road

The people of Harrogate and Knaresborough have given a resounding 'no' to North Yorkshire County Council ('NYCC') plans to build a so-called Harrogate relief road through Bilton Fields and close to the Nidd Gorge. 78% of the 15,500 respondents were against it.

Harrogate relief road survey answer

Any reasonable council would accept the definitive answer given by respondents, but NYCC only says it won't take the so-called relief road any further 'at this time'.

The NYCC report on the results of the congestion study suggests more road-building plans - a Killinghall bypass, and a possible south-western bypass from the B6162 Otley Road to the A61 Leeds Road. County councillors will discuss the report on Thursday 29th August 2019.

Measures which attracted support include:

Harrogate Congestion Survey - walking & cycling

One possible next step is preparation of 'bid-ready' cycling and walking routes so funding opportunities won't be missed.

Other interesting points arising from the report include: