Stimulate interest in and care for the history and character of the city.
Encourage high standards of design, architecture and town planning.
Encourage the improvement of features of public amenity.
Promote co-operation in the achievement of these objectives.
Latest planning news Leeds city centre is slowly coming back to life. Videos of queues outside Primark show that a general obsession with shopping might not go away completely but I can’t imagine returning soon unless I need something vital not available online. What will be the impact of Covid-19 on the retail quarter? And […]
Since George Floyd’s shocking death, the subsequent demonstrations and conversations have given us cause to reflect upon and listen to the shared experiences of the black community. As an organisation, we are fully aware that what we do and how we do it needs to reflect all of us and the city in which we […]
Last month we tried our first on-line developer presentation and, apart from some technical issues, this seemed to go well. We were shown plans for the former Arla Dairies site on Kirkstall Road (next to the Nissan garage halfway between the viaduct and the city centre) where it is proposed to build some 630 apartments […]
Should HS2 be cancelled? The government is conducting a review of the HS2 high speed rail project to connect Leeds and Manchester to London via Birmingham following concerns that costs may have risen to £100 billion; by the time you read this the outcome may be known! The following are my personal thoughts on the […]