North Yorkshire County Council has published an economic case for Harrogate’s £10.9 million Station Gateway project. The Stray Ferret looks at claims in the report that it will save shops from decline — and hears why business groups remain unhappy.
Calvin is a senior reporter at The Stray Ferret who has spent the last four years covering local government in Lincolnshire. He started his career at the Scunthorpe and Grimsby Telegraphs, before going on to become one of the first BBC Local Democracy Reporters in Lincolnshire. He was born and grew up in Halifax in West Yorkshire.
Latest government figures show that the Harrogate district’s seven-day covid infection rate is now 1,060 cases per 100,000 people. The rate of decline has slowed in recent days.
Business groups say they need more time to scrutinse a document giving the economic case for the project, which was published just days before next week’s key vote takes place.
Police are appealing for information to find Benjamin Leach, 16, who was sighted at Harrogate train station in the early hours of this morning. Benjamin has been reported missing after leaving Selby on Wednesday.
A new timetable, with an earlier direct service to London King’s Cross and journey times reduced by 10 minutes, was due to be implemented in May 2022. LNER now says the changes have been delayed and will now take place ‘as soon as possible’.
According to latest UK Health Security Agency figures, covid-related hospitalisations at Harrogate District Hospital have fallen to 20 – down by seven on last week.
The company was awarded an £89.5 million contract to build the scheme off West Lane by the government last year. It says the development will include play facilities and biodiverse landscape features.
The Harrogate district covid rate currently stands at 1,078 per 100,000 people – up marginally on 1,074 yesterday, according to latest government figures. The news comes as the government prepares to end Plan B restrictions.
The covid-related death toll at Harrogate District Hospital since March 2020 has increased to 206. Meanwhile, the covid rate for the Harrogate district continues to decline and stands at 1,074 per 100,000 people.
North Yorkshire County Council plans to build a new care home at the site on Beckwith Head Road in Harrogate. The land was previously earmarked for a mental health unit until plans were dropped in 2019.
Proposals have been lodged to convert the former Ripon City Club into a house. The club closed in December 2019 after its membership fell to just 11 members.