Public hearings on future Leeds housing plans set to begin

The proposed locations of future new housing across Leeds will be discussed at public hearings beginning next week. Starting at 1 pm on Monday 9 July at Leeds Civic Hall, the public examination of the revised Site Allocations Plan for the city will be considered by two independent government inspectors. The Site Allocations Plan…

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Leeds youngsters put their debating skills to the test

Pupils from across Leeds primary schools demonstrated their debating skills at a special competition at Leeds Civic Hall last week. To support and encourage Leeds schools to develop pupils’ confidence and debating skills, Leeds City Council hosted a city-wide debating competition for pupils in years five and six. The teams of three put their…

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Suffragettes to light the way at Leeds cultural spectacular

They were the formidable Leeds campaigners whose courage and determination helped women across the country finally win their long fight for the right to vote. Now a century later, one of their home city’s biggest cultural celebrations is looking to shed new light on the stories of stalwart Suffragettes Leonora Cohen and Mary Gawthorpe.…

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Pupils praised for perfect prose

Pupils who have been taking part in a creative writing competition will be awarded for their poetic and literary efforts at a civic ceremony on Tuesday. Hundreds of children from primary schools across the city submitted entries into the Arooj creative writing competition, with 28 pupils being short listed as potential winners. The winner…

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Leeds event to celebrate 100 years of votes for women

To celebrate the centenary of women being given the right to vote, the leader of Leeds City Council is hosting a special commemoration event this week. The commemoration event, Centenary Cities: 100 Years of Votes for Women, is being held on Friday 9 February at Leeds Civic Hall and is the first of a…

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Leeds first ever Compassionate City Awards takes place this week

Unsung heroes in Leeds will be recognised for their amazing contribution to the city at the first ever Compassionate City Awards taking place this week on Thursday, 7 December. Held at Leeds Civic Hall, the Compassionate City Awards is a citywide celebration which will celebrate the city’s many unsung heroes. This award is about…

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Leeds Site Allocations Plan (SAP) – green belt update

Leeds City Council’s development plan panel will be asked to consider proposals to protect 33 housing sites in green belt areas of the city next week as part of amendments to the Site Allocations Plan. At the meeting at Civic Hall on Tuesday 21 November, councillors will be asked to recommend carrying out public…

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Lord Mayor to lead Remembrance Sunday tributes in city

The Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Jane Dowson will lead the tributes on Remembrance Sunday for service men and women who have lost their lives in times of conflict. Held on Sunday 12 November, the people of Leeds are invited to join the Lord Mayor as she lays a wreath at the war memorial…

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Further update on Leeds Site Allocations Plan (SAP) public examination

Leeds City Council can today give a further update on the forthcoming public examination of the Site Allocations Plan (SAP). Following the announcement earlier this week that the council had requested a revision to the schedule of the examination, this has now been approved by the independent examiners. As a result, the sessions will…

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Leeds Site Allocations Plan (SAP) public examination update

The independent public examination of Leeds City Council’s Site Allocations Plan (SAP) is to begin next week. The consideration of the plan, which allocates land across the city for future housing, retail, employment and green space in a planned and co-ordinated way, is to start on Tuesday 10 October at 9:30am at Leeds Civic Hall.…

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Major upgrades proposed for three key Leeds junctions

Plans to improve three key road junctions in Leeds to tackle congestion and improve connectivity and air quality are to be discussed by senior councillors next week. Initial proposals to improve the three junctions at the A647/A6120 Dawsons Corner, the A660/A658 Dyneley Arms and Fink Hill/A6120 Outer Ring Road will be considered in principle…

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