Leeds Local Plan Update: Your Neighbourhood, Your City, Your Planet

Leeds City Council is encouraging residents and businesses to have their say on its draft Local Plan Update, which will set out the authority’s approach to planning policy and new development across the district over the next decade and beyond. The draft Local Plan Update is titled ‘Your Neighbourhood, Your City, Your Planet’. Although…

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Museum team’s COVID learning project completes top awards hat-trick

A unique museum education project that has helped bring history into hundreds of homes across Leeds during the pandemic has scooped a top national award. Leeds Museums and Galleries’ innovative Closing the COVID Gap project, the only one of its kind in the country, won a prestigious Museums and Heritage Award for learning outreach…

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Our Vision: A city where you don’t need a car

People are being asked for their views on plans to improve bus priority measures and facilities for cycling and walking on a key section of the A64. This is part of Leeds City Council’s plans aimed to encourage more people to travel by bike or on foot, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined…

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Leeds City Council renews commitment to reduce impact of child poverty

Senior councillors in Leeds are set to renew their commitment to tackling child poverty in Leeds at next week’s executive board meeting. Leeds City Council’s ambitious strategy, Thriving, first launched in 2019 and brings together vital work across the city to help reduce the impact of poverty on children and young people. Thriving unites key…

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NHS Heroes: How you can share your thanks to our incredible NHS staff

An innovative scheme offering a very big thank you to NHS and frontline workers for their tremendous dedication and efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic is set to return. This follows the huge success of the #LeedsSaysThanksInitiative, which co-ordinated by Leeds City Council and launched initially in the summer of 2020, saw 63 organisations based…

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Councillors approve plans for multi-million pound flood defences in Leeds

Major plans designed to reduce flood risk for communities along the River Aire have been given the go-ahead by councillors in Leeds. Leeds City Council’s city plans panel approved the construction of a flood storage area between Horsforth and Rawdon. Led by Leeds City Council in partnership with the Environment Agency, Bradford Council, Network Rail…

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