13 July 2014
With the economic crisis still looming, new city regeneration plans may seem unlikely. However, the current climate may at least represent an opportunity to take stock on the future direction of the city and to ensure that any new developments are focused on long-term sustainability.
With that in mind, Leeds City Council has announced plans for a huge regeneration project covering the southern edge of the city centre. The targeted zone, which spans a large area of Victoria Road, the T
A new city centre park is what council officials are proposing, with an expanse of green space to improve the attractiveness of the area. Councillors intend for the park to increase the influx of visitors to Leeds and subsequently generate demand for new businesses, with the estimate that over 20,000 new jobs could be created. The regeneration aims to add perks to the lives of city centre residents not least the fact that a luscious green space would no doubt be a bonus for city dwellers as a space of tranquillity aside from the hustle and bustle of a busy city centre, but without the need to head out to the suburbs.