Have your say on developing South Bank plans

A new round of consultation has started on the latest version of planning guidance for the South Bank area of north Holbeck and north Hunslet.

Redeveloping the South Bank will be the biggest change the city has seen in more than a hundred years and will have a major impact on the rest of the South Leeds community.

A number of drop in events are taking place where you can view the proposals, talk to staff and give their views. These include:

  • Tuesday 14 November, 3pm – 6:30pm, The Tetley
  • Monday 27 November, 9am – 12pm, Round Foundry Media Centre Atrium
  • Saturday 9 December, 10:30am – 1:30pm, Dock 29, Leeds Dock

Since the previous consultation, the document has gone through a number of governance processes to become a Draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which now includes a vision for the future redevelopment of Leeds Station. The SPD will form planning guidance for the whole of South Bank. Once formally adopted by Leeds City Council, the SPD will be a consideration in the determination of planning applications and the delivery of infrastructure in the area.

The full SPD document can be downloaded here: southbankleeds.co.uk/assets/documents/171107-south-bank-leeds-regeneration-framework-web.pdf

Issues covered include:

  • Traffic movement: reducing traffic in the city centre and redirecting through traffic around the city centre.
  • Improving access beyond the Inner Ring Road, with seven new or improved pedestrian and cycle connections into South Bank and the city centre. These connections include the neighbourhoods of Holbeck, Beeston and Hunslet.
  • Creation of a green and blue network consisting of streets, paths, urban spaces and parks that connect the South Bank, the city centre, the River Aire, and local neighbourhoods.
  • Adapting heritage and linking it with existing assets, strengthening the identity and character of the South Bank. The area will boast a heritage network linked clearly through the area.
  • Creating and expanding a series of walkable neighbourhoods which complement each other. This will build upon the existing strengths and clusters such as education around Leeds City College, digital at Leeds Dock, and creative at Holbeck.

The feedback questionnaire is also available to complete online here. Consultation runs until Friday 20 December 2017.