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Work to transform four key areas in Leeds city centre complete after two years of construction: DSC03054

10 Aug 2021

Work to transform four key areas in Leeds city centre complete after two years of construction

Construction work, designed to transform the bus network, reduce public transport journey times and improve public realm has completed in four key areas in the city.

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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.

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An update on the Connecting Leeds Corn Exchange scheme as work to regenerate Kirkgate starts.: CornExchange AerialView 01-3

16 Jul 2021

An update on the Connecting Leeds Corn Exchange scheme as work to regenerate Kirkgate starts.

A £25million highways project set to transform the area around the city’s Corn Exchange building and improve the bus network has been progressing at pace since last year.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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