The latest core strategy of Leeds City Council includes a strategy for city centre transport that appears to seriously affect Holbeck. The map below (see council map for larger scale) indicates that the central traffic distribution route (loop) will pass through Holbeck along Jack Lane, Nineveh Road and Domestic Street.
This is likely to bring even more traffic into the area with the consequential damage to the environment and health risks. The council has claimed in the past that it wanted to connect the Urban village with the rest of Holbeck. If these ideas come to fruition the opposite is likely to happen.
Has the council discussed this with local residents? To my knowledge, no.
Are our councillors aware of this strategy? If yes, why haven’t they passed on the information to their constituents. If no, why not?
The map also shows cars in Holbeck – perhaps it is intended to make the area one big car park?