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Campaigning together for the future of the South Bank.

Long term vision. Action today.

Can you imagine a sustainable neighbourhood in this post-industrial area? A green area with a mix of housing? All the facilities that people would need to live, work and spend their leisure time? An area where people will want to come and stay?

Come and join the effort to develop ideas co-operatively and deliver elements of the vision. Help to unlock the potential of the area.

LSDG Documents

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Hunslet Stray

Hunslet Stray brochure 2014 – a proposal for a walking and cycling route from Leeds Bridge to the colleges on the South Bank. Hunslet-Stray-Low-Res (.pdf) This shows what an advantage it would be for pedestrians to be able to get across the river and straight down Hunslet Stray to the emerging ‘education quarter’ on Leeds […]

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Sovereign Square Footbridge

Proposal for a footbridge to connect the Sovereign Square public space with the south side of the river. As part of the redevelopment of the south bank of the River Aire in Leeds city centre a new footbridge is proposed across the river to link Sovereign Square on the north bank to the area of […]

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LSDG Guideline Principles

Our ways of working and the ideas behind the vision. Guiding principles (.doc)

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Co-producing the future South Bank?

The City Council called together nearly 100 people for a South Bank workshop at Tetley on 28 January. Then there was a capacity crowd in the same venue on 2 February for an Insider Breakfast debate on the same theme. There is much appetite for getting cracking on reshaping this significant part of the city […]


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Here’s the coverage in the YEP

BAM is building the new Academy in Hunslet

Ruth Gorse Academy under construction

The £21 million new school building on Black Bull Street, Hunslet, will open in September 2016. See the latest newsletter from construction firm BAM

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Chair Fest on Hunslet Road

Leeds City College students turned chairs into works of art one day in December. They created a temporary Urban Sculpture Park opposite the college.

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Smart regeneration

Demos Helsinki & Nordic Smart Regeneration This new report is on ‘Smart cities’ – but not just technology. They talk of ‘bits and atoms’ coming together. There are case studies of ‘smartups’ experimenting in enterprise in new economic niches. There’s also scenario thinking and some examples of how the scenarios might play out in real places.

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Hunslet Riverside

Hunslet-Riverside-Regeneration-Plan LCC plans – Hunslet riverside “There is clearly further regeneration and development potential in this area to be realised through targeted work on an under-utilised river frontage, significant brownfield land, key historic assets of the currently vacant Hunslet and Victoria Mills, substantial council land holdings and operational buildings. This requires a co-ordinated approach to […]

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