Locals asked to have their say on Kirkstall

Residents of Kirkstall, business owners, tenants and local organisations will have the chance to comment on proposals to improve Kirkstall district centre.

The consultation will take place on Wednesday, September 24 2014 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at Kirkstall Leisure Centre, Kirkstall Lane, LS5 3BE.

Proposals will centre on the junction of Kirkstall Lane (B6157) and Kirkstall Road/Abbey Road (A65) primarily in the vicinity of Kirkstall Leisure Centre.

Council officers will be on hand to discuss the following proposals using plans, maps or photos:

• Kirkstall Leisure Centre corner site landscaping

• Artwork ideas representing the historic and architectural features of Kirkstall

• Public realm improvements to Kirkstall junction e.g. banners, hanging baskets and bins

• Conditions survey , market testing and option appraisal for investment in Abbey Mills

The programme is one of three town and district planning programmes in Leeds that have been identified as part of tackling economic decline in town, district and local centres. The programmes aim to help with the economic regeneration of local centres, while addressing key council priorities.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for transport and the economy said:

“We want people who work or live in Kirkstall to come forward and have their say on the proposals.

“The council’s aim is to improve the visual appearance and develop a distinct character for area.

“Through the town and district centres programme we want to continue to improve the economic regeneration of the area, repeating successes of these programmes in other parts of the city.


For further information contact

Press Office, Leeds City Council communications team

Tel: 0113 395 0244