Planning and Transport Documents

The Leeds Civic Trust through its Planning Committee and Transport and Liveable Leeds Group publishes reports, detailed responses to public consultations, and other documents. The most recent examples can be found in this section. The outcomes of our discussions on individual planning applications are available on the Comment Letters page.


'Imagine an Excellent Bus Service in Leeds'

As part of a unique community engagement project undertaken by Leeds Civic Trust, we asked the people who live, work, study or visit Leeds to 'Imagine an Excellent Bus Service' for our city. We collected ideas and suggestions through an online perception survey, interactive online map, discussion groups and a competition of ideas. See the results on this website or read the final report below:

Imagine an Excellent Bus Service for Leeds - Final Report 2021

Policy Documents

West Yorkshire Bus Service Improvement Plan

This plan will be completed later in 2021; the following document outlines Leeds Civic Trust's Proposals for the West Yorkshire Bus Service Improvement Plan (05/07/2021)

A New Deal for Buses in Leeds and West Yorkshire

Leeds Civic Trust's Bus Manifesto, A New Deal for Buses in Leeds and West Yorkshire  (03/06/2021)

Rail Policy

Leeds Civic Trust Rail Priorities:  LCTRailPrioritiesCompleteV3-Nov17

West Yorkshire Metro - A Vision for Rail Services in Leeds and West Yorkshire in 2040: LCT-Metro-Apr21-V2-web

House of Commons Transport Committee - Inquiry into the Integrated Rail Plan

Consultation Responses

West Yorkshire Combined Authority Connectivity Infrastructure Plan

A public consultation on the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Connectivity Infrastructure Plan took place between 27th January and 31st May 2021. The following documents are Leeds Civic Trust's response:

Local plan update

Leeds Civic Trust comments:

Local Plan Update 2021 LCT Final (September 2021)

Connecting Leeds Transport Strategy

Our response to Leeds City Council’s Connecting Leeds Transport Strategy consultation which ran until 11th April 2021, together with a more detailed appendix which proposes some practical actions to meet the aspirations of the strategy:

Leeds Eastside: A New Framework

Leeds Civic Trust held an open competition in early 2020, Liveable Leeds - seeking ideas on how the Trust’s Transport Vision could help change a key part of the city now dominated by major roads, making it an attractive, green and people-friendly place. This document summarises the common threads running through the different competition entries, a medium term Highways and Development frameowork and key initiatives for realising the Vision. A second document outlines the "quick wins" which could be implemented to achieve rapid imropovements.

Leeds City Centre Cycle Improvements (29/01/2021)

Comments by Leeds Civic Trust in response to the Connecting Leeds consultation which took place from 11 January to 19 February 2021.

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