Proposed site of Kirby Hill Motorway Services
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Photo: Proposed site of the Kirby Hill motorway services

 

CLICK HERE FOR LATEST NEWS – UPDATED 8TH JUNE 2011

CLICK HERE TO READ KIRBY HILL RAMS CLOSING STATEMENT TO THE 2011 PUBLIC INQUIRY

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS HARROGATE BOROUGH COUNCIL'S ONLINE LIBRARY OF PUBLIC INQUIRY DOCUMENTS

 

Since 1996, a developer has been trying to obtain planning permission to build motorway services in the beautiful countryside north of our village.  In 2008 they embarked on their third attempt with a new planning application. To see the latest planning application, click here and enter the reference number 08/05860/OUTMAJ. The proposed motorway service area (MSA) would be larger than the village and just 500m from it.  Over 21 hectares (that’s 32 football pitches!) of farmland would be destroyed.  Long-range views from the village towards the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales would be dominated by the MSA.  The noise, air, traffic and light pollution from 24-hour motorway services would ruin the character of our village and its surrounding landscape forever.

 

Kirby Hill & District Parish Council and Kirby Hill RAMS (Residents Against Motorway Services) are committed to fighting the proposed motorway service area.  Seven local councils and hundreds of local residents have signed-up to support the RAMS.  Detailed evidence has been prepared for three Public Inquiries into motorway services on the A1(M).  Both the previous Public Inquiries rejected the proposed Kirby Hill site and new motorway services were built just 12 miles away at Kirk Deighton, north of Wetherby. In 2008 the Developer submitted a third planning application that was once again rejected by Harrogate Borough Council. The Developer appealed and a third Public Inquiry took place from Nov 2010 to Feb 2011. The links below will give you more information about the proposed schemes, our campaign and what you can do to help.

 

General Information

A map showing the location and size of the proposed MSA

The Developer's website with details of the latest proposals

 

How to Help

Click here if you want to help ensure there will be NO MOTORWAY SERVICES AT KIRBY HILL