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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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Co-producing the future South Bank? Meeting with Judith Blake

Following the South Bank workshop on 28 January, I had a chance to spend 40 minutes with Judith Blake on Friday 19 February. I put across the LSDG hope that we can make headway as LCC has suggested: both a framework for the whole area and some rapid action on elements that are unquestionably advantageous […]

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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 […]


South entrance to station open

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


Bradford urban village approved

By Louisa Clarence-Smith | Residential | 05-11-2015| Canal Road Urban Village has secured planning consent for a £150m development of 1,000 homes in Bradford city centre. The Urbo Regeneration and Bradford Metropolitan district council joint venture plans to build out the 74-acre New Bolton Woods site over the next 10 years. The scheme will also […]

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Leeds public realm strategy

Discussion document showcasing 5 city centre schemes that have been delivered, 3 in progress and 10 areas of the city centre that are in need of reworking. On the page near the end presenting the principles underlying the proposals: “The public realm examples given in this booklet have evolved through careful consideration over the last […]