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Employment and Housing Growth in Skipton

The project ‘Employment and Housing Growth in Skipton’ is being led by the District Council and aims to generate economic growth and promote job creation in the town.

The project consists of four main components which together will improve connectivity between Skipton town centre, the railway station, Engine Shed Lane and Ings Lane Industrial Estate and the western bypass.

Project Components

The components within the project are:

Component 1 – Highway improvements along Engine Shed Lane and Ings Lane, including connectivity to the A629 through a new link road connecting with Wyvern Park. This component also includes improvements to the flow of water along Ings Beck and Gallow Syke; a tributary of Ings Beck flowing through Aireville Park.

Component 2 – The remediation of the Engine Shed Lane Waste Depot to enable the creation of additional business units.

Component 3 – Greenway improvements for pedestrians and cyclists including the Skipton Canal Waterfront and wider improvements to the Leeds Liverpool Canal towpath.

Component 4 – The creation of masterplan for the ‘Skipton Triangle’; an area encompassing the railway station that will provide a vision for the long term redevelopment of the area.

Further information will be added to this website as it becomes available. Individual webpages below provide further details and the latest news on each scheme.

Gallow Syke Water Management Scheme

Engine Shed Lane and Ings Lane Highway Improvement Scheme

Skipton Canal Waterfront