Tag: Tesco

Tesco bags help local bees with food and accommodation

The ‘Bed & Breakfast for Bees’ project at Skelton Grange Environment Centre in south Leeds is about creating homes and wildflower rich food supplies for bees and other pollinating insects. The project has been funded by Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme, where the money raised from the 5p

New housing planned for Beeston jam factory site

Planning permission is being sought to build new homes on a former jam factory site on Old Lane in Beeston. Developers, Barmston, presented their proposals to Beeston Community Forum last Thursday (5 January 2017) where they were greeted favourably. A total of 58 houses are planned including two and three

Beeston power station will provide free heating

Energy ‘too cheap to meter’ from extinct volcano Leeds City Council is set to tap underground geo-thermal heating from an ancient extinct volcano under South Leeds to offer cheap or free heating to local residents. Following Stoke on Trent’s example, councils up and down the country have been studying their

Tesco puts Old Lane site up for sale – Asda silent on its plans

Supermarket giant Tesco has put up for sale land originally intended for a new supermarket in Beeston. Tesco was locked in a lengthy and unsuccessful battle with Asda to build a new supermarket in the Old Lane area last year, with city planners opting for Asda’s plans to build a new

2013: the South Leeds year in review

  Welcome to our review of 2013, a year of contrasting weather – a winter that didn’t let go until late May followed by a long warm summer and rounded off by wild storms. One of the stories that ran all year, started right here at South Leeds Life with

New Post Office for Holbeck and crossing for Dewsbury Road

  Local Councillors in South Leeds have been busy securing local improvements. A new Post Office is to be opened on Domestic Street in Holbeck and a new pedestrian crossing built on Dewsbury Road near Tesco. The Councillors have led a campaign with local residents to keep a Post Office