Northern Forest

50 million trees are to be planted between Hull and Liverpool. Environment Secretary, Michael Gove: “Trees are some of our most cherished natural assets and living evidence of our investment for future generations. Not only are they a source of beauty and wonder, but a way to manage flood risk, protect precious species, and create healthier […]

Leeds South Bank SPD

Jones the Planner comments

Temple Works – what next?

Fears for the future of Grade I listed building Auction on 7 December 2017. Historic England is calling for industrial mill buildings across the north to be salvaged for future generations as homes, workplaces and cultural spaces.

Tetley site

Redevelopment of the former Tetley Brewery site has been approved.

‘Weaving us together’

Leeds’ bid to become Capital of Culture 2023 revealed on 11th October.

Leeds integrated station masterplan for HS2

Plans for the HS2 station and its links to the existing station and the South Bank announced 11th October.


” … the plan for Leeds is for its entire South Bank to be a financial services cluster” according to Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry. Tory Party conference Manchester October 2017

Artists leading regeneration

An old station building animated by artists – Oberhausen, Germany

David Lumb draws attention to the still-unresolved fate of Temple Works

Temple Works, like many other areas of Leeds City Centre South still haunted by post-industrial dereliction, is emblematic of a city without a plan.   Leeds has no shared, pragmatic framework for delivering sustainable regeneration in an area that has been crying out for an innovative masterplan for well over a decade now.   ‘Leeds […]

Cradle of Innovation LSDG is supporting and acting as publisher for: A book and an exhibition to celebrate Leeds innovators of the past and present and to support future innovation “Science and technology, art and fashion, entertainment, banking and finance, research and higher education – these activities all flourish in the creative and intellectual ferment that characterises […]