Stourton

Planning applications 9 July 2018

Planning applications 9 July 2018

Each week we publish lists of planning applications related to LS10 and LS11 published on on the Leeds City Council website. The following applications were validated in the week beginning 9 July 2018:   Alterations including first floor side extension and new bay window to first floor  100 Southleigh Road Beeston Leeds LS11 5SG Ref. […]

Consultation on new Park & Ride plans

Consultation on new Park & Ride plans

Further to our report on the revised proposals for the Stourton Park & Ride Scheme, a consultation event has been organised for this Thursday (12 July 2018). The drop in consultation event will take place at West Grange Church off Belle Isle Road (behind the sorting office) from 5-8pm. Officers will be on hand to […]

Stourton Park & Ride proposals changed after residents raise objections

Stourton Park & Ride proposals changed after residents raise objections

Some objectors to the proposed Park & Ride scheme at Stourton have welcomed revised plans for the scheme. But Mary Spencer from the Stop Stourton Park & Ride campaign told South Leeds Life: “The fight goes on.” As we have previously reported, the campaign against the scheme focussed on the disturbance to Hunslet Cemetery and […]

HS2 to hold further consultation events

HS2 to hold further consultation events

In July 2017, the Secretary of State for Transport confirmed the preferred route for the new High Speed Rail line (HS2) from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds (known as Phase 2b). The route will come into Leeds via Woodlesford, using the rail corridor past the Freightliner terminal in Hunslet before branching […]

Hunslet Remembered exhibition launches on Thursday

Hunslet Remembered exhibition launches on Thursday

An exhibition based on local people’s memories of Hunslet and Stourton opens on Thursday at Hunslet Library, off Church Street. Communities Librarian Rachel Benn writes: Join us to launch this exhibition sharing the memories of people who grew up in the area of Hunslet and Stourton. These memories are people’s everyday stories including collecting wood […]

Campaigners say “Stop Stourton Park & Ride”

Campaigners say “Stop Stourton Park & Ride”

Local activists have stepped up their campaign against Leeds City Council’s plan to build a Park & Ride in Stourton ahead of this week’s local elections. Thousands of residents in Belle Isle, Hunslet and Middleton have signed petitions to keep the site, just off Junction 7 of the M621 and next to Hunslet Cemetery, green. […]

Running in the beautiful south

Running in the beautiful south

As at last it looks like the springtime is finally upon us, the best way to enjoy the weather is to get out and enjoy the outdoors whether that be in the form of a walk, run or bike ride. We at South Leeds Lakers Running Club prefer the middle option (the clue’s in the […]

Spring has arrived at Skelton Grange

Spring has arrived at Skelton Grange

Staff and volunteers at TCV’s Skelton Grange Environment Centre in Stourton are celebrating the arrival of spring with a packed events schedule including Bushcraft, week-long playschemes, craft workshops and volunteering opportunities! Well over 200,000 people have accessed and enjoyed the wildlife haven that is Skelton Grange Environment Centre in south Leeds, helping to improve health […]

Planning applications 26 February 2018

Planning applications 26 February 2018

Each week we publish lists of planning applications related to LS10 and LS11 published on on the Leeds City Council website. The following applications were validated in the week beginning 26 February 2018:   Two new industrial units  Land Off Pontefract Road Stourton Leeds Ref. No: 18/01039/FU | Status: Current Single storey rear extension 11 […]

Stourton Copperworks site brought back to life

Stourton Copperworks site brought back to life

The Copperworks in Stourton has been a South Leeds landmark since it was built as the Leeds Copperworks in 1894. From the invention of the Yorkshire fitting and the supply of materials for shipbuilding repairs in World War I, the Copperworks has played a pivotal role in British industry and history. Generations of families have […]