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Malton and Norton river-rail corridor study

This study was carried out by consultants in 2004. The area of the research was a corridor formed by the River Derwent and the York-Scarborough railway line. It investigated the potential of six identified sites in the twin towns. These are:

  • ATS Area, Norton
  • Former Dewhirst's Factory, Norton
  • Interchange Area (between Bus and Rail Stations), Norton
  • Sheepfoot Hill Area, Malton
  • Travis Perkins Area, Malton
  • Woolgrowers Site, Norton

The study looked at potential uses for each site taking into account social, environmental and economic considerations. In many cases this was how to overcome possible barriers to allow possible development to take place. Options for each site were drawn up and were then subject to public consultation. Preferred options for the sites were then drawn up, based on the public response. As with the Malton Town Centre study, this work will be taken forward in the Malton & Norton Area Action Plan.

The River-Rail Corridor Study is available to view or download below. It has been separated into three parts for ease of downloading.

Malton Town Centre Strategy (2010) WSP Group Atisreal

Retail capacity studies 2006, 2008 and 2011

Economic Recovery Plan 2020

We are working with the Local Economic Partnership (LEP), all local authorities and partner organisations across the York and North Yorkshire region to develop a plan to reshape the region’s economy in order to address the challenges and opportunities arising from the pandemic.

Information on the Recovery Plan is available on the LEP's website.

For the preparation of the Local Development Plan, evidence was based on the Ryedale Economic Action Plan 2016-20

Ryedale employment land review

Retail local impact threshold advice - July 2010 (PDF, 7 pages, 74kb)

Yorkshire economic impact model (Welcome to Yorkshire Insight 2012) (PDF, 1 page, 262kb)











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