Following this first stage of consultation, Leeds City Council has now published its revised proposal, which amongst other things proposes:
- A smaller clean air zone which will exclude much of South Leeds
- Lower charges for vehicles deemed to be the most polluting compared with the original proposals but including the same categories (buses, HGVs, taxis)
- A list of exempted vehicles (for example school buses)
- How the charges levied should be spent
The consultation commenced on 28th June and will finish on 12th August following which a final case will be prepared for submission to government for approval. The consultation website can be found here:
Thu, 26 July at 6pm, meet at Hope Foundry, 65 Mabgate
Connecting the present with the past, the walk will take in the site of St Mary’s Church and the cholera graveyard, it will track the route of Mabgate Beck and its role in Leeds’ industrial expansion in the 19th century – a flour mill, an iron foundry, the growth of ready-made clothing, but will also reflect on Mabgate’s current uses and functions, and the future for this unusual and historic part of Leeds. The walk will include a tour around Hope Foundry.
‘Stories of Sculpture: Public Art guided walk at the University of Leeds’
Sat, 28 July at 11 am
Meet at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT The University of Leeds campus is home to an exciting range of public art. On this guided walk find out about the stories and people behind some of the sculptures, see artworks you may never have noticed before and perhaps find a new favourite spot on the campus.
Please note this route includes steps.
Meet outside 'Number One' Kirkstall Forge, LS5 3BF
Kirkstall Forge has been a site of industrial significance since the 12th century. The site is being developed as a modern urban village for a brand new community with a new railway station, a business hub, homes 'designed for modern life' and much more.
The visit will include access to the new Number One office building and the Grade 2 listed Lower Forge Buildings plus news of future developments of the site.