Letter: Northern Bypass - Don’t just have ‘town thinking’

Traffic on Skipton Road, Harrogate.(2312033j)
Traffic on Skipton Road, Harrogate.(2312033j)

Whilst I agree a Northern Bypass is long overdue, I am a little disappointed that Don Mackenzie appears to already have a preference for the two inner options.

This is typical Harrogate “town” thinking, without regard to the wider district.

What about solving the congestion and poor air quality at Knaresborough’s Bond End junction?

What about the extra traffic about to be generated by the new housing being built off Boroughbridge Road and to the east of Knaresborough?

Only the Northern option would help.

I hope the planners look at the bigger picture, and employ some joined up thinking to “future-proof” the design.

K Woodard

Belmont Avenue,

Knaresborough