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Transforming our city centre - new consultations live

Following consultation earlier in 2019 focusing on plans for The Headrow area of the city, Connecting Leeds can now share plans for the south and east of the city centre including:

  • The Corn Exchange and Call Lane
  • Boar Lane and Lower Briggate
  • Meadow Lane and Bridge End
  • Kirkgate, New York Street and York Street
  • These proposals are part of Connecting Leeds transport strategy for the city. We believe these proposals will:

  • make bus journeys quicker and more reliable
  • improve the bus waiting environment
  • improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists in the city centre
  • improve public space and make the area more attractive for all
  • Last summer’s feedback on the initial concepts to improve the city centre was positive. Over three quarters of those responding felt positively about the plans with 85% supporting plans for The Corn Exchange area. These proposals now further developed address bus service reliability, cycle safety, accessibility, pedestrian comfort, more greenery and quality of the public realm.

    Please take a look at the proposals here and let us know what you think before the 4th November 2019.

    If you have questions or want to talk to members of our team about the plans come along to our drop-in event at the Corn Exchange on Monday 14th October, 3.30-7.30pm. Other opportunities to view these plans are available, with smaller events at Leeds Bus Station from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday 22 October, and 3pm to 6pm on Thursday 24 October.

    If you are interested in hearing the latest news then please sign up for updates here .

    Please also look at plans to improve the bus station at this link.

    Posted on 13th October 2019

    by Connecting Leeds Team

    Consultation on our latest plans for the city centre closes at midnight on Friday 12th April - don't miss your chance to have a say!

    Consultation on our latest plans for The Headrow, Cookridge Street, New Briggate, Vicar Lane, Park Row and Infirmary Street closes at midnight on Friday 12th April - don't miss your chance to have a say!

    Thank you if you have already provided feedback. If you haven't, please take a look at the proposals here and let us know what you think.

    Once the consultation closes we will collate all the feedback and use this to refine the schemes we plan to develop. Our recommendations will then be presented to Leeds City Council’s Executive Board who will consider all the available evidence and make the final decision on the scheme to be implemented. A contractor is in place and we hope to begin construction of the scheme in Autumn 2019.

    We will be back later in the year with plans for other parts of the city centre!

    Posted on 11th April 2019

    by Connecting Leeds Team

    Contribute now, share now - 5 days left (and a word on what happens next)

    Great response, more wanted

    We have had over 6,000 contributions to this consultation and there is still a little time in which to have your say.

    Reminder that consultation on these proposals closes on 3rd August so please make sure you have submitted all the feedback you want to provide by this date and shared the sites and this Newsletter.

    After the consultation closes we will be working hard to collate and analyse all the feedback provided. A report will be published in due course summarising the results and how people feel about the proposals. All the feedback we have received will inform any ongoing work on each of the proposals.

    What happens next

    Over the next 12 months the proposals for the different locations are likely to progress at different speeds with some moving more quickly towards a preferred solution with more detailed designs. This is because the funding available from the Department for Transport for this scheme must be spent by the end of March 2021. There are also logistical and practical challenges and Leeds City Council need to ensure any construction work is phased across the city.

    The proposals for most locations will be subject to further rounds of consultation on more detailed proposals. Construction on some schemes may begin in early 2019. We will let you know when there is further information available.

    Please help us with this final push:
  • Share this News item with you social media friends via Facebook or Twitter using the buttons below.
  • Add comments on any of the consultations - you can reach them all by clicking here and going to the consultation home page .
  • Review existing comments on the consultation websites and share those that you think are significant to your neighbours and friends.
  • Posted on 30th July 2018

    by Connecting Leeds Team

    Current consultation period extended to Friday 3rd August

    Posted on 18th July 2018

    by Connecting Leeds Team

    Help shape the future of Leeds

    The consultation on the future of transport in Leeds continues and we are asking residents and people travelling to and from Leeds to help shape the plans. We recently posted new sections of the plans for consultation: you can see what others have already said and add you voice.

    Make sure to click here to check out the proposals for Leeds city centre including the Corn Exchange, Headrow and several other key gateways into the city centre.

    There are also proposals relating to Elland Road Park and Ride and the routes into Leeds from Adel and from Wakefield - click here to see all the proposals .

    You can also click here to use the Heatmap to highlight additional opportunities and issues to help us develop schemes to delivery quicker bus journeys and more reliable services.

    Please help us promote awareness and engagement by telling your friends, family and co-workers about the consultation which ends on the 27 July 2018. Use the "share" button below!

    Posted on 10th July 2018

    by Connecting Leeds Team