Category: Stourton

News and events for the Stourton area

River Aire rising – but Hunslet riverside not hit too hard

Today’s heavy rainfall (Saturday 16 March 2019) in Leeds and across the region saw the River Aire full to the brim in Leeds city centre and along the Hunslet riverfront – but the communities along the river escaped serious flooding. From 2.30pm onwards, the river was recorded to be outside

Successful bid for ultra-low emission park and ride buses

A £617,000 bid by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to fund a fleet of five ultra-low emission electric buses to serve the new, 1,200 space park and ride site at Stourton in Leeds has been successful. In addition, bus company First West Yorkshire have been awarded £1.77 million to introduce

Stourton Park & Ride given the green light by Councilors

Councillors on the City Plans Panel overwhelmingly backed the controversial Park & Ride Scheme at Stourton at their meeting today (24 January 2019). The scheme will see parking for 1200 cars on land between Hunslet Cemetery and Junction 7 of the M621. The site will be served by electric buses

Park & Ride comes back to Plans Panel

The planning application for the controversial Park & Ride scheme at Stourton will come back to the City Plans Panel next Thursday (24 January 2019). As previously reported on South Leeds Life, Councillors on the panel agreed in principle to the scheme, but blasted officers for lack of information in

Park and Ride decision postponed as councillors slam plans

The decision on the major new Park and Ride scheme proposed for Stourton has been postponed, after councillors on the City Plans panel blasted the Council’s own presentations – and local campaigners have vowed to battle on against the project. The cross-party panel – which decides on whether or not

New port to be built in Stourton

Stourton is set to get a new inland port as plans for freight traffic to return to our waterways move forward. A planning application has been submitted to create two new wharfs on the River Aire at Stourton capable of handling up to 200,000 tonnes a year of bulk cargoes