Plan ahead for a busy weekend in Leeds

Leeds City Council is encouraging people travelling into Leeds this weekend to plan ahead and allow extra time for journeys. The city is hosting several major events this weekend including the England Women’s Football international friendly at Elland Road, the Cricket test match at Headingley, and concerts at the First Direct Arena and at…

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Update on works to improve city centre transport connectivity

Changes to traffic management on the approach to Leeds City Square are being introduced to prioritise bus services, ahead of the next stage of works to create a world-class gateway to the city and to significantly improve the main entrance to Leeds City Station. Preliminary works on Bishopgate Street and Neville Street, near to…

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Council wins prestigious industry award for low carbon heat network

Leeds City Council has scooped up a prestigious industry award for the success of its flagship low carbon district heating network. The council and its network partners Vital Energi and Ener-Vate were revealed as the winners of the ‘Heat and Efficiency: Operational’ trophy earlier this week at the ADE’s Decentralised Energy Awards. By using…

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Over a thousand residents living in ‘back-to-back’ council properties to benefit from warmer homes

Over a thousand residents living in ‘back-to-back’ council properties in Leeds will benefit from a project which will make their homes warmer and better insulated. The TIBB project (Transformation Insulation to Back-to-Back), forms part of Leeds City Council’s commitment to invest £100million in decarbonising council housing. Once the project is complete in March 2023,…

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Regent Street Flyover fully opens after two years of works

Regent Street Flyover was built in the late 1960s and carries the A64(M) Inner Ring Road over the A61 Regent Street. The removal of the contra-flow marks the Regent Street Flyover project fully reopening the A64 to traffic. The construction of the new flyover commenced two years ago, after it reached the end of…

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Key milestone as stunning David Oluwale tribute bridges the gap

A striking new bridge dedicated to the memory of a man who died after being racially harassed has been lowered into place across the River Aire in Leeds. Engineers working on the David Oluwale Bridge completed one of the project’s major milestones over the weekend, with cranes carefully placing the 40 tonne structure over…

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Join the conversation about conservation and help shape Mabgate’s future

People in Leeds are being encouraged to have their views on newly-announced plans to create a conservation area in one of the city’s most historic and characterful neighbourhoods. The proposed Mabgate conservation area would aim to protect and enhance heritage assets while also helping ensure that future development work respects the district’s existing architecture…

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Senior councillors approve £7.2 million district heating extension

Senior councillors have approved plans to invest £7.2 million extending the city’s flagship district heating network by 2500 metres so that more buildings can enjoy the benefits of reliable, affordable, and low carbon heating. The £47 million Leeds PIPES network supplied 13,900 MWh of low carbon heat in 2021 and continues to grow. It…

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Leeds City Council receives funding to make hundreds of homes warmer by boosting thermal efficiency

External wall insulation is a great alternative when looking to improve the insulation of a building, reducing heat loss and improving the building envelope. 630 properties in Leeds will see improvements in their energy and thermal efficiency thanks to a £9.6million grant from the government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund. The funding will be used to…

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Leeds pedals out bid for public e-bike ambition

Leeds City Council’s executive board will consider a report to approve a minimum £2 million funding bid to implement a fully docked, public electric bike hire scheme in the city. The funding bid will be discussed at the meeting of senior councillors held at Leeds Civic Hall on Wednesday 9 February, seeking to approve…

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