PEOPLE are being invited to help to shape the final look of a major scheme to improve one of the ‘gateways’ to Skipton.

Consultation on planned improvements to the railway station and access to other parts of the town took place earlier this year and following amendments, there will be a further chance for people to make their views known at two online events.

The Skipton scheme, part of a £42m programme also including Harrogate and Selby, is being delivered in partnership by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, North Yorkshire County Council, and Craven District Council.

The aim is to transform the travel ‘gateway’ by boosting public transport, encouraging sustainable travel and upgrading public areas for residents and visitors alike.

Councillor Simon Myers, lead member for Enterprising Craven on Craven District Council said: “I’d like to thank those who took the time to provide feedback for the first consultation about our plans for enhancing walking and cycling routes between Skipton Railway station, Craven College, Skipton bus station and the town centre.

“We’ve listened and taken the feelings on board and have revised the designs to better suit Skipton, particularly along Broughton Road and Swadford Street.”

He added: “The amended scheme is now ready for public consultation, so please have a look at the new plans and let us know your views.”

The schemes are being funded by the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund.

Online events will take place on Wednesday, October 20 from 6pm to 7pm, and on Wednesday, November 3 from 6pm to 7pm.

To find out more, from Monday, October 18, go to

The consultation will end on November 12.