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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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City Centre South – LCC workshops 20 April

Here’s the piece for Leeds Civic Trust newsletter: The future of city centre south – April workshops.pdf


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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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News

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Holbeck Urban Village – new planning document

There’s a chance to influence the council’s new draft Supplementary Planning Document for Holbeck Urban Village. Responses to be submitted by 4:30pm on 29th April 2016. The SPD extends the previous boundary for the area to include sites south of Sweet Street. These sites are important because of their closeness to Temple Works and their […]


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LCC launching South Bank at MIPIM

Tom Riordan is in the South of France proclaiming the potential of Leeds South Bank: Insider Media story here, and Riordan on South Bank 16 March 2016. and LCC Leader Judith Blake – email 16 March. See Leeds City Council’s South Bank website. It’s separate from the LCC website.


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South Bank Workshop – feedback & next steps

Here you’ll find the link to Leeds City Council’s South Bank page.


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Other articles

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What does ‘liveable’ mean?

A short video from Liveable Cities Lab. The speaker is a sculptor, artist, landscape architect and interdisciplinary urban planner. Liveable Cities Lab is based in Uberlingen on the shores of Lake Constance, not far from Freiburg, southern Germany.


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What Mexico City learned by devoting an office to designing public spaces

“… it is the Public Space Authority, rather than developers, that dictates which way development is going”. See more about the way cities can lead with public space design and implementation.


Car-free city

What will happen when there are fewer cars in cities?

Don’t pay a premium for a garage. A decade from now self-driving cars will make urban homes with less parking more attractive. Do pay a premium for proximity to a subway station or rail station. As the number of partially or completely carless households increases, more people will value such a location. A home next to […]


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