£7.8 MILLION ‘Gateway’ plans for Skipton Railway Station and pedestrian routes to the town centre are being recommended for approval.

Two separate applications for the station and surrounds and for a replacement Gallows pedestrian bridge, over the Leeds and Liverpool Canal next to the bus station, are due to be considered by the Skipton and Ripon Area Planning Committee of North Yorkshire Council on Tuesday, October 3.

In a report to the committee, made up of both Craven and Ripon members, councillors are recommended to approve the council’s own application to build a replacement Gallows pedestrian bridge and make improvements to the steps on either side.

Members are also recommended to approve plans to reconfigure the station car park, which will include the removal of 12 trees, to be mitigated with the planting of 17 trees in Aireville Park. There will also be a new exit to the station car park , a cycle shelter, improved lighting and the resurfacing of Black Walk, linking the station to the the town centre.

The meeting on October 3 will be held at the council offices in Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton at 2pm.