Locals invited to shape the future of Middleton and Belle Isle

Residents in south Leeds are being asked for their opinions on what changes they would like to see in the local area.

A new neighbourhood framework is being developed for Middleton and Belle Isle to help bring new development and investment to the area.

The framework will set out where new housing and other buildings can be built and what other improvements are needed.

From Saturday 17 November there will be a week long programme of local consultation. An exhibition will tour 20 different places around the area including schools, shopping areas, and other key community facilities to allow as many people to be included as possible.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council executive member for development and the economy said:

"This is an exciting opportunity for people to share their ideas about how the area can change. We want as many people as possible to let us know what they think.

“The framework will become an important document to promote new development opportunities on many of the council owned sites across the area.’

More information and the dates for the consultation can be found at www.leeds.gov.uk/middletonandbelleisle  or by contacting the Regeneration Team on 0113 2476241.

Notes to editors:

The consultation is being supported by Aire Valley Homes Leeds (AVHL) and Belle Isle Tenant Management Organisation(BITMO), Health For All and the Council’s Youth Service, ensuring younger and older people, or anyone needing a helping hand, knows how they can join the consultation.


For media enquiries, please contact;

Cat Milburn, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 247 4450

Email: Catherine.milburn@leeds.gov.uk