The report to Wednesday’s meeting (24 July 2019) raises concerns about the visual impact of the viaduct calling for more visualisations to make the consultation meaningful. The image above is the only image provided for a viaduct set to run for 8km from Woodlesford, through Hunslet to the city centre.
The proposed viaduct will be 14-34m wide and create large “undercroft” areas underneath and adjacent to it. The report calls for a thorough approach that looks at maximising the opportunities for regeneration and economic development and ties in with open spaces and flood alleviation plans. South Leeds needs a “high quality design” that “delivers an international landmark.”
The report recognises that the viaduct plan will reduce the level of disruption during the building phase, but expresses concerns about noise abatement for residents and improvements to the compensation scheme for affected properties.
You can read the full report here.