LETTERS: County council must explain matters over Harrogate's Station Parade proposals

FROM: John Laird, Darley

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 5:59 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th May 2021, 6:00 pm

NYCC needs to explain matters.

In principal I support reducing the traffic on Station Parade but NYCC have failed to explain where the traffic would go without making pollution levels (and chaos) in neighbouring streets worse.

It is particularly disturbing that the analysis put forward by David Pearson has never been refuted.

John Laird: In principal I support reducing the traffic on Station Parade but NYCC have failed to explain where the traffic would go without making pollution levels (and chaos) in neighbouring streets worse.

Why? Is that not what democracy is all about, argument and counter argument?

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In a way NYCC are authors of their own misfortune in that having spent money on phase one of their plan for reform (a unidirectional traffic scheme in Parliament Street) they failed to complete the work by not doing phases two to five as explained by Malcolm Neesam leaving the traffic problem unresolved.

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