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Major Headrow scheme set to pave the way for city centre re-opening: Cookridge St Image

08 Apr 2021

Major Headrow scheme set to pave the way for city centre re-opening

After 18 months of construction, a multi-million pound Connecting Leeds scheme which is set to transform one of the city’s busiest streets is close to completion as work to resurface the road starts.

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More than 200,000 trees have been planted in Leeds over the past year.: LCC Tree Planting 42

22 Mar 2021

More than 200,000 trees have been planted in Leeds over the past year.

A tree-mendous total of 200,000 saplings have been planted in Leeds over the past year as part of Leeds City Council’s climate change ambition.

Climate change

Solar panels and heat pumps to be installed in Leeds schools, leisure centres and civic buildings as council secures £25.3m for green upgrades.: Civic Hall

17 Mar 2021

Solar panels and heat pumps to be installed in Leeds schools, leisure centres and civic buildings as council secures £25.3m for green upgrades.

Leeds City Council has secured £25.3 million to decarbonise 38 publicly owned buildings, slashing the city’s carbon emissions by nearly 4,000 tonnes.

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New electric-cargo bike loan scheme for sustainable deliveries in Leeds begins: Electric cargo bike loan scheme

16 Mar 2021

New electric-cargo bike loan scheme for sustainable deliveries in Leeds begins

Leeds businesses are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to trial an electric-cargo bike for their deliveries.

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Leeds City Council to invest £100m improving energy efficiency of council housing by 2025: Shakespeare buildings

02 Mar 2021

Leeds City Council to invest £100m improving energy efficiency of council housing by 2025

Leeds City Council is to invest £100 million on measures to help tenants save money and cut carbon by improving energy efficiency over the next five years.

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Major milestone hit on the Connecting Leeds Headrow scheme as first trees are planted: Cllr Rafique-4

25 Feb 2021

Major milestone hit on the Connecting Leeds Headrow scheme as first trees are planted

A major milestone has been hit on the Connecting Leeds Headrow scheme as the first trees have been planted on Dortmund Square.

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Vicar Lane to open to buses travelling both ways for first time in over 50 years, improving journeys and traffic circulation in Leeds city centre.: Vicar Lane

19 Feb 2021

Vicar Lane to open to buses travelling both ways for first time in over 50 years, improving journeys and traffic circulation in Leeds city centre.

Vicar Lane in central Leeds will reopen to bus traffic going both ways on Sunday 21 February, improving reliability and journey times by removing a bottleneck on The Headrow at New Briggate.

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Leeds City Council approves funding to improve public realm outside the city’s iconic Corn Exchange building: CornExchange AerialView 01

10 Feb 2021

Leeds City Council approves funding to improve public realm outside the city’s iconic Corn Exchange building

Leeds City Council’s executive board has formally approved funding to improve the area directly outside the city’s Corn Exchange building.

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Have your say on plans for £7.06m of new cycling routes across Leeds: CS2 2

26 Jan 2021

Have your say on plans for £7.06m of new cycling routes across Leeds

People are being asked for their views on plans for £7.06 million of new cycling routes across Leeds, as part of Leeds City Council’s plans aimed to encourage more people to travel by bike, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

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