Selby Station Gateway

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Thank you for visiting our consultation pages – the public consultation exercises for the North Yorkshire Transforming Cities Fund projects will launch on Monday 18 October, and the full materials and questionnaire for Selby will be available on this webpage from 18 October until 12 November 2021.

We will be running online events to present the proposals on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 19 October 6pm – 7pm: Selby Public Session 1
  • Thursday 4 November 6pm – 7pm: Selby Public Session 2

Please check back here on the day of your chosen session to access the meeting.

If you can't make these dates, a recording of the session will be made available on this webpage too.

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Thank you to all those who took part in the Selby Station Gateway consultation between 24 February and 24 March 2021. All survey answers, comments and suggestions are being considered in the next phase of designs. Please find the Outcome Report available here:


Please note that the second phase of public consultation has now closed.

The information below was presented during the public consultation between 24 February and 24 March 2021:

Major changes are being proposed for Selby Railway Station (Selby Station) and the surrounding area. We want you to have your say.

Between Wednesday 24 February and Wednesday 24 March 2021, we are asking for your feedback on the proposals. Your views are important when we begin to shape the designs, so please take this opportunity to let us know what you think.

Step 1: Have a look at the proposals for each zone, which have been uploaded to the top of this webpage in the 'Please view: consultation materials' section.

Step 2: Join a live event to hear more and ask questions:

Step 3: Tell us what you think by completing the survey which you can access by clicking the button below. You can choose how many zones you want to comment on.



Background

Selby District Council, North Yorkshire County Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are working together to deliver an exciting £17.5m worth of improvements which will benefit residents, business and visitors alike.

Providing an accessible, attractive and cleaner alternative to car journeys is at the heart of Leeds City Region’s Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) - a major new £317 million TCF programme of transport infrastructure investment secured as part of the West Yorkshire devolution deal, plus local match funding.

Building the future we want with a transport system fit for the 21st century is absolutely vital, not only as we look to pave a way forward for our region following the COVID-19 pandemic, but also in tackling climate change by helping us achieve our aim of becoming a net zero carbon economy by 2038.

Our scheme development journey

In 2019 we asked for your thoughts on our concept proposals for the railway station and surrounding area. At that time, you told us:

  • You wanted high quality and low maintenance materials which complement the look and feel of Selby town centre
  • The solutions needed to enhance and improve safety, security and accessibility
  • Trees were of significant value. As few as possible should be removed and as many as possible should be planted
  • More needed to be done to promote walking and cycling to/from Selby Station and around the local area
  • Parking was important as many people still need to drive
  • We need to carefully consider the town’s history and heritage when developing any ideas
  • Flooding and the need to protect the town from flooding is significantly important

Since then we have developed our thinking and updated our proposals. This second consultation will help us ensure we achieve an outcome which benefits everyone, by providing the opportunity for those who use the station and anyone with an interest, to take part in the process. Your feedback will shape the designs and we intend to consult on a final design later this year.

Improving Selby

We want to use this investment to:

  • Enable growth by creating more capacity
  • Improve transport connections to give people better access to jobs, education, healthcare and leisure facilities
  • Reduce the carbon emissions associated with transport to help address climate change

This will help us to achieve the following objectives:

  • Encourage more people to travel by train to and from Selby Station by making it easier, safer, cleaner, accessible and more enjoyable
  • Increase the number of people traveling to or from Selby Station, and in and around Selby town centre, by environmentally friendly transport (bus, on foot and by bike)
  • Improve connections between Selby Station, Selby town centre and several key housing, employment and retail sites in the area
  • Enhance and protect the local environment by applying high quality materials and planting lots of trees and other greenery
  • Improve air quality within Selby by reducing traffic on the local road network and reduce carbon emissions from transport.

The proposals

The proposals consist of seven areas of focus or ‘zones’, including the station building itself. In each zone we are proposing different changes although there are some common themes running throughout. On the top of this webpage in the documents section, you will find information on each zone including an overview, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and plans and visualisations to help you understand what is proposed. Alternatively, click on the links below to view the information:

  • Zone One – Selby Park and Selby Railway Station Plaza
  • Zone Two – public access via Cowie Drive and the proposed new station access
  • Zone Three – plans to make part of Ousegate one-way (northbound) for vehicles and remove some on street parking to create safe cycling facilities and new/improved pavements
  • Zone Four – Shipyard Road, Selby Lock and the Denison Road Bridge
  • Zone Five – Selby Bus Station and Bawtry Road
  • Zone Six – Ousegate Wharf & the proposed new walking and cycling bridge across the Ouse and linking to Olympia Park
  • Zone Seven – Selby Rail Station proposals
  • Proposed traffic flow restriction changes - the key changes involve making certain sections of Station Road and Ousegate one-way for vehicles, to create more space for walking and cycling.

If you have questions about the scheme which are not covered by the information provided in the consultation materials, you can submit your question via the ‘Questions’ tab (below).

Next Steps

Following the close of the public consultation on 24 March, all feedback will be considered as the designs evolve. There will be more opportunities to provide feedback on evolving plans later in 2021 before we submit a planning application and request funding to begin construction.

Selby District Council is currently undergoing a six week consultation on the Local Plan Preferred Options document, which, began on Friday 29 January providing the opportunity to consider what sort of place we would like Selby to be in 2040. The plan will set out a vision and framework for future growth of the District, identifying where new housing, employment and other development could take place. It also sets out the policies we'll use to decide planning applications. To find out more visit: https://www.selby.gov.uk/localplan

The Selby Place & Movement Study aims to create better places within the centres of both Selby and Sherburn-in-Elmet, reducing traffic and the space dedicated to it in order to define places to dwell, enjoy, and appreciate. The Study has identified three potential packages that each have different costs, benefits and impacts associated with them. Each option would complement what is being presented as part of this consultation. The options are being refined in order to present to the people of the towns through consultation, scheduled to happen in April.

It you would like to join our mailing list, please send your details to: TransformingCities@NorthYorks.gov.uk

If you would like to register with Your Voice to be kept informed with the progress of this scheme, please click on the Register button.

For social media updates on this project and other North Yorkshire County Council and Selby District Council schemes, follow us on:

Twitter: @NorthYorksCC and @SelbyDC

Facebook: @NorthYorksCC and @SelbyDC

LinkedIn: @NorthYorksCC

Instagram: @NorthYorksCC


Contact Us

If you have any other questions, you can get in touch with us via:

Email: Transformingcities@northyorks.gov.uk

Telephone: 01609 780780 

Freepost: Corporate Director

Central services

North Yorkshire County Council

County Hall

NORTHALLERTON

DL7 5AL

If you are having difficulty accessing the online survey, or need an alternative format, please contact us. Please note that due to Covid-19 rules, most of our staff are working from home and therefore there will be delays in receiving any postal contributions. It is strongly recommended that you participate via the online survey or contact us via email if possible.

For more information on the Transforming Cities Fund project, please visit: Transforming Cities Fund - Combined Authority | Unlocking potential, accelerating growth (westyorks-ca.gov.uk)

Thank you for visiting our consultation pages – the public consultation exercises for the North Yorkshire Transforming Cities Fund projects will launch on Monday 18 October, and the full materials and questionnaire for Selby will be available on this webpage from 18 October until 12 November 2021.

We will be running online events to present the proposals on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 19 October 6pm – 7pm: Selby Public Session 1
  • Thursday 4 November 6pm – 7pm: Selby Public Session 2

Please check back here on the day of your chosen session to access the meeting.

If you can't make these dates, a recording of the session will be made available on this webpage too.

***

Thank you to all those who took part in the Selby Station Gateway consultation between 24 February and 24 March 2021. All survey answers, comments and suggestions are being considered in the next phase of designs. Please find the Outcome Report available here:


Please note that the second phase of public consultation has now closed.

The information below was presented during the public consultation between 24 February and 24 March 2021:

Major changes are being proposed for Selby Railway Station (Selby Station) and the surrounding area. We want you to have your say.

Between Wednesday 24 February and Wednesday 24 March 2021, we are asking for your feedback on the proposals. Your views are important when we begin to shape the designs, so please take this opportunity to let us know what you think.

Step 1: Have a look at the proposals for each zone, which have been uploaded to the top of this webpage in the 'Please view: consultation materials' section.

Step 2: Join a live event to hear more and ask questions:

Step 3: Tell us what you think by completing the survey which you can access by clicking the button below. You can choose how many zones you want to comment on.



Background

Selby District Council, North Yorkshire County Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are working together to deliver an exciting £17.5m worth of improvements which will benefit residents, business and visitors alike.

Providing an accessible, attractive and cleaner alternative to car journeys is at the heart of Leeds City Region’s Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) - a major new £317 million TCF programme of transport infrastructure investment secured as part of the West Yorkshire devolution deal, plus local match funding.

Building the future we want with a transport system fit for the 21st century is absolutely vital, not only as we look to pave a way forward for our region following the COVID-19 pandemic, but also in tackling climate change by helping us achieve our aim of becoming a net zero carbon economy by 2038.

Our scheme development journey

In 2019 we asked for your thoughts on our concept proposals for the railway station and surrounding area. At that time, you told us:

  • You wanted high quality and low maintenance materials which complement the look and feel of Selby town centre
  • The solutions needed to enhance and improve safety, security and accessibility
  • Trees were of significant value. As few as possible should be removed and as many as possible should be planted
  • More needed to be done to promote walking and cycling to/from Selby Station and around the local area
  • Parking was important as many people still need to drive
  • We need to carefully consider the town’s history and heritage when developing any ideas
  • Flooding and the need to protect the town from flooding is significantly important

Since then we have developed our thinking and updated our proposals. This second consultation will help us ensure we achieve an outcome which benefits everyone, by providing the opportunity for those who use the station and anyone with an interest, to take part in the process. Your feedback will shape the designs and we intend to consult on a final design later this year.

Improving Selby

We want to use this investment to:

  • Enable growth by creating more capacity
  • Improve transport connections to give people better access to jobs, education, healthcare and leisure facilities
  • Reduce the carbon emissions associated with transport to help address climate change

This will help us to achieve the following objectives:

  • Encourage more people to travel by train to and from Selby Station by making it easier, safer, cleaner, accessible and more enjoyable
  • Increase the number of people traveling to or from Selby Station, and in and around Selby town centre, by environmentally friendly transport (bus, on foot and by bike)
  • Improve connections between Selby Station, Selby town centre and several key housing, employment and retail sites in the area
  • Enhance and protect the local environment by applying high quality materials and planting lots of trees and other greenery
  • Improve air quality within Selby by reducing traffic on the local road network and reduce carbon emissions from transport.

The proposals

The proposals consist of seven areas of focus or ‘zones’, including the station building itself. In each zone we are proposing different changes although there are some common themes running throughout. On the top of this webpage in the documents section, you will find information on each zone including an overview, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and plans and visualisations to help you understand what is proposed. Alternatively, click on the links below to view the information:

  • Zone One – Selby Park and Selby Railway Station Plaza
  • Zone Two – public access via Cowie Drive and the proposed new station access
  • Zone Three – plans to make part of Ousegate one-way (northbound) for vehicles and remove some on street parking to create safe cycling facilities and new/improved pavements
  • Zone Four – Shipyard Road, Selby Lock and the Denison Road Bridge
  • Zone Five – Selby Bus Station and Bawtry Road
  • Zone Six – Ousegate Wharf & the proposed new walking and cycling bridge across the Ouse and linking to Olympia Park
  • Zone Seven – Selby Rail Station proposals
  • Proposed traffic flow restriction changes - the key changes involve making certain sections of Station Road and Ousegate one-way for vehicles, to create more space for walking and cycling.

If you have questions about the scheme which are not covered by the information provided in the consultation materials, you can submit your question via the ‘Questions’ tab (below).

Next Steps

Following the close of the public consultation on 24 March, all feedback will be considered as the designs evolve. There will be more opportunities to provide feedback on evolving plans later in 2021 before we submit a planning application and request funding to begin construction.

Selby District Council is currently undergoing a six week consultation on the Local Plan Preferred Options document, which, began on Friday 29 January providing the opportunity to consider what sort of place we would like Selby to be in 2040. The plan will set out a vision and framework for future growth of the District, identifying where new housing, employment and other development could take place. It also sets out the policies we'll use to decide planning applications. To find out more visit: https://www.selby.gov.uk/localplan

The Selby Place & Movement Study aims to create better places within the centres of both Selby and Sherburn-in-Elmet, reducing traffic and the space dedicated to it in order to define places to dwell, enjoy, and appreciate. The Study has identified three potential packages that each have different costs, benefits and impacts associated with them. Each option would complement what is being presented as part of this consultation. The options are being refined in order to present to the people of the towns through consultation, scheduled to happen in April.

It you would like to join our mailing list, please send your details to: TransformingCities@NorthYorks.gov.uk

If you would like to register with Your Voice to be kept informed with the progress of this scheme, please click on the Register button.

For social media updates on this project and other North Yorkshire County Council and Selby District Council schemes, follow us on:

Twitter: @NorthYorksCC and @SelbyDC

Facebook: @NorthYorksCC and @SelbyDC

LinkedIn: @NorthYorksCC

Instagram: @NorthYorksCC


Contact Us

If you have any other questions, you can get in touch with us via:

Email: Transformingcities@northyorks.gov.uk

Telephone: 01609 780780 

Freepost: Corporate Director

Central services

North Yorkshire County Council

County Hall

NORTHALLERTON

DL7 5AL

If you are having difficulty accessing the online survey, or need an alternative format, please contact us. Please note that due to Covid-19 rules, most of our staff are working from home and therefore there will be delays in receiving any postal contributions. It is strongly recommended that you participate via the online survey or contact us via email if possible.

For more information on the Transforming Cities Fund project, please visit: Transforming Cities Fund - Combined Authority | Unlocking potential, accelerating growth (westyorks-ca.gov.uk)

Page last updated: 12 October 2021, 08:09