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St James’s Hospital and Quarry House to be connected to Leeds district heating network: Leeds PIPES DH Welding 2

17 Sep 2021

St James’s Hospital and Quarry House to be connected to Leeds district heating network

Leeds City Council has announced that St James’s Hospital, Quarry House and Trinity Academy will soon receive low carbon heat and hot water from the city’s district heating network. 

Housing Climate change

New toolkit launched ahead of Car Free Day to help Leeds residents host community street events.: CleanAirDay 17.06.21

16 Sep 2021

New toolkit launched ahead of Car Free Day to help Leeds residents host community street events.

Leeds City Council has launched the Streets for People toolkit as communities across Leeds celebrate World Car Free Day.

City centre Clean air/air quality Connecting Leeds Events Climate change Transport Community groups

Your Neighbourhood, Your City, Your Planet – Have Your Say on Leeds’ Local Plan Update: Local Plan Update

19 Jul 2021

Your Neighbourhood, Your City, Your Planet – Have Your Say on Leeds’ Local Plan Update

Leeds City Council is encouraging residents and businesses to have their say on its draft Local Plan Update, which will set out the authority’s approach to planning policy and new development across the district over the next decade and beyond.

Planning Site Allocations Plan Best city Best council Climate change Clean air/air quality Environment

Leeds unveils ambitious air quality strategy to save lives and meet global standards by 2030.: Cycling on York Road

14 Jul 2021

Leeds unveils ambitious air quality strategy to save lives and meet global standards by 2030.

Senior councillors will discuss ambitious proposals for a new strategy to save lives by meeting global standards for clean air next week.

Clean air/air quality Climate change Transport Health

Low-income homeowners in Leeds can now apply for free solar panels and insulation, thanks to a new scheme to help residents save money and tackle climate change.: Solar panel on roof

24 May 2021

Low-income homeowners in Leeds can now apply for free solar panels and insulation, thanks to a new scheme to help residents save money and tackle climate change.

Eligible residents will be able to install energy saving technology—including solar panels, cavity wall insulation and, in some areas, external wall insulation—completely free of charge.

Climate change Environment Housing

Thousands of Leeds tenants to enjoy cheaper energy bills as council appoints contractor to deliver £24m heating upgrades.: The Heights

20 May 2021

Thousands of Leeds tenants to enjoy cheaper energy bills as council appoints contractor to deliver £24m heating upgrades.

Leeds City Council has confirmed plans to connect 26 tower blocks to cheaper, greener heating after appointing a contractor to deliver the work by 2024.

Climate change Housing

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.

Transport Connecting Leeds Best city Climate change Clean air/air quality

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.

Climate change Schools

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.

Connecting Leeds Cycling Clean air/air quality Transport Climate change