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The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), will be investing £300,000 to upgrade the gas distribution network in Clifford, near Knaresborough.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area to ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.  Engineers will be replacing old metal gas pipes with more durable alternatives that will last for many years to come.

The project has been carefully planned in conjunction with Harrogate Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council to minimise any disruption caused.

Work will begin on Monday 21 October 2019 and is scheduled to last for approximately 10 weeks.  In order for works to be carried out safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to implement temporary traffic management measures throughout the project, as follows:


  • On Monday 21 October there will be two-way temporary traffic lights on Stockdale Walk for approximately two weeks;
  • From Monday 28 October there will be a road closure in place on York Lane, at the junction of York Road, for approximately two weeks. At the same time, there will also be a lane closure on King James Road. This lane closure will mean that traffic will be able to travel down King James Road and on to York Road but will not be have access in the opposite direction, from King James Road from York Road, and
  • Work will continue but there will be no further traffic management required until Monday 9 December, when there will be four-way temporary traffic lights on Aspin Lane at the junction of Crag Lane. These will be in place for two weeks.


Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual throughout the project.

NGN’s Customer Care Officers have been door-knocking local residents and businesses to make customers aware of the work, while on-site signage will advise motorists of the work taking place. Regular updates will also be available on NGN’s website northerngasnetworks.co.uk, Twitter @NGNgas and Facebook @northerngasnetworks.

Chris Cunniff, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We have been working closely with Harrogate Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.

“We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience customers may encounter and thank everyone for their support as we work to complete this project as safely and quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.