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.
First White Cloth Hall – Back to it's Former Glory After years of neglect plans have been revealed to restore and revive Kirkgate’s First White Cloth Hall. The Cloth Hall owners, Rushbond, plan a sympathetic but striking redesign for the building, retaining and enhancing the archways, introducing a glass atrium and introducing a modern element […]
Temple Mill – Under the Hammer Inspired by the Temple of Edfu *December Update* Leeds City Council have released a statement indicating the likely costs and repairs needed to restore Temple Works. This makes it clear that any would be buyer would need to be serious about the buildings future before bidding. See their statement […]
The North Bar Plaque – A Medieval Gateway to Leeds Step back in time with us to medieval Leeds, as today we unveil plaque number 164 for the ‘North Bar’. THE MEDIEVAL BARS OF LEEDS In the Middle Ages the boundaries of the built-up area of the town of Leeds were marked by bars. Leeds […]
October Planning Round-Up The Trust’s Planning Committee continues to meet on a fortnightly basis, although numbers do go up and down a bit through the holiday season – several new members have expressed an interest in joining and have attended ‘trial’ sessions to see how we work. We would still welcome others with an interest […]
Trust volunteers survey 3,300 Leeds 'Building at Risk' At the Trust’s ‘Rebuilding our Heritage’ conference I provided an update on the main project the HAR group have been working on over the past 4 years. It all started back in 2013 as an English Heritage (EH) pilot project where they asked groups to trial ways […]
I want to ride my bicycle… Recent Council discussion shows that bike share scheme could soon be coming to Leeds. Like many people, I have taken advantage of bike share schemes to cycle around cities a diverse as Brussels, Washington, Dublin, Aarhus (solid-wheeled bicycles that are “released” by inserting a coin in a slot a […]
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