Plans for Public Spaces in Leeds

Plans for major transformations and redevelopment of public spaces in Leeds for the next decade have been launched this week as the first ever Leeds Our Spaces Strategy has been revealed.

The draft strategy, focuses on the city centre of Leeds identifying a number of key projects such as City Square and The Headrow and outlining the big changes and also challenges that the city faces over the next eight to ten years in regards to public realm.

Based on seven key principles, and with the ambition for a strong economy and compassionate city, the strategy sets out a ‘people first’ approach, where the benefits and outcomes of the public space schemes can directly improve the health and wellbeing of Leeds citizens.

The Leeds Our Spaces Strategy will be a route map to ensure that the delivery of any new public spaces meet the city’s vision for the creation of world class, inclusive and vibrant spaces that become the city’s greatest culture asset so as to create a city centre that looks as good as it feels.

As part of the launch of the draft strategy, people who live, work or visit the city are being asked to take part in a conversation to ensure the right principles have been applied, the ambitions are big enough and the right challenges and opportunities have been identified.

The conversation opens on Tuesday 27 November and will close in mid-February 2019, with a final strategy being presented later in the year.

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