Government inspector overrides Leeds City Council over 129 new homes in south Leeds  Leeds Live

Plans to build more than 120 homes in an area of south Leeds have been given the green light by a government planning inspector – just months after being ...


Leeds City Council set to declare climate emergency as leader calls for radical action  Leeds Live

Call for government to provide funding and powers to make Leeds carbon neutral by 2030.


Leeds Council to declare climate emergency in the city  Yorkshire Evening Post

Leeds Council is set to declare a full climate emergency in a radical attempt to tackle climate change. The authority will call on the government to provide them ...


18.03.2019 Leeds launch £23m Clean Air Zone funding for businesses  AirQualityNews

Businesses in Leeds affected by the upcoming Clean Air Zone (CAZ) can now apply for £23m worth of funding, Leeds City Council has confirmed. Leeds' CAZ ...


Leeds’s White Rose to Host Council Adult Social Care Marketplace Event  Business Up North

White Rose Shopping Centre is hosting Leeds City Council's Adults and Health Marketplace Event in the Central Atrium on Thursday 4 April from 10am – 3pm.


Leeds City Council submits £60m HIF bid  The Planner

Leeds City Council has finalised a £60 million bid to build thousands of new homes in the city centre. If the bid is accepted, Leeds City Council will receive ...


Leeds council had 'engaged with and supported' rough sleeper who died in city centre  Leeds Live

Debra Coupar, deputy leader of Leeds City Council, said 'we can't force people to take up support'


Leeds needs an extra £21m a year for new council homes due to Right to Buy rules, report claims  Leeds Live

Government rules on how Right to Buy funds are spent mean Leeds City Council will need extra cash to build affordable homes.


Most Leeds residents support plans for council tax rise, report claims  Yorkshire Post

Three out of five people surveyed by Leeds City Council agree with the authority's plans to raise council tax by 3.99 per cent, a report has claimed.


Leeds footbridge wins prestigious civil engineering award  Business Up North

A footbridge designed to be the gateway to the city of Leeds has won a prestigious civil engineering award. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has ...


Condolences from Leeds City Council after New Zealand mosque shootings  Ilkley Gazette

LEEDS is offering condolences and support to the city's Muslim community after the deaths of 49 people in shootings at two mosques in New Zealand.


This is how much Leeds council staff claimed in expenses last year  Leeds Live

The hundreds of thousands claimed in expenses during 2018 have been revealed.


Leeds City Council accused of creating 'profitable market' for prostitution  Leeds Live

It was also accused of creating a 'manifestly profitable market' for prostitution by setting up the Managed Approach.


Delight and disappointment as Leeds City Council offers school places  Leeds Live

7486 children have been offered a place at their family's preferred secondary school.


Three out of five Leeds people support another council tax hike  Leeds Live

Leeds City Council is planning to hike council tax by 3.99 per cent later this month.


Leaders from Google and Leeds City Council back International Women’s Day  Yorkshire Post

LEADING figures from business and politics will meet this week to encourage more women to take up careers in technology. The Leeds-based social initiative ...


Plans in for 20-storey Leeds scheme  Insider Media

A planning application has been submitted for a new 20-storey, 350-apartment development on the site of a former textile factory in Leeds.


Interview: Cllr James Lewis, Leeds City Council, on the upcoming CAZ  AirQualityNews

Air Quality News met Cllr James Lewis, head of resources and sustainability at Leeds City Council, to discuss the city's Clean Air Zone (CAZ), which is due to ...


Leeds clean air zone support includes PHV grants  Fleet World

Leeds City Council is inviting businesses to apply for £23m worth of financial support to help them prepare for next year's charging clean air zone.


Leeds takeaway fined £10k after worker burnt by hot oil  BBC News

The worker spent four weeks in a burns unit and needed extensive skin grafts to his body.


Over £400,000 to be spent on temporary classrooms at Pudsey school  Leeds Live

More than £400,000 will be spent on temporarily increasing the capacity of a primary school in Pudsey - nine months after plans for a permanent expansion ...


Leeds City Council hikes council tax and sets new budget - how the meeting unfolded  Leeds Live

Plans to raise council tax in Leeds by almost 4 per cent are expected to be approved today. Leeds City Council looks set to hike the charge for the fourth time in ...


Councillors attend Leeds United PL Kicks session  South Leeds Life

Beeston & Holbeck councillors Angela Gabriel and Andrew Scopes celebrated the Premier League Kicks initiative being delivered by Leeds United Foundation ...


Leeds City Council spent £94m on property in five years - and here's why  Yorkshire Post

Leeds City Council has spent £94m buying property over the past five years, new figures reveal.


Leeds man first in England to be fined for not moving his bin from the street  Leeds Live

Ionel Paun was told to pay £395 after repeatedly ignoring warnings.


25 Leeds pubs which have been loved and lost over the years  Yorkshire Evening Post

Many of us have a favourite watering hole that we are especially fond of.


Leeds spent LESS than Manchester and Birmingham on successful Channel 4 bid  Leeds Live

Leeds spent less money on its successful bid for Channel 4's new national headquarters than beaten finalists Greater Manchester and Birmingham.


Leeds council tax hike approved as calls for Managed Approach and Leeds 2023 funding cuts are dismissed  Leeds Live

People living in Band D properties will see their bill for the year increase by £53.47, to £1393.36.


Businesses invited to apply for Clean Air Zone grants  South Leeds Life

Leeds City Council is inviting businesses to apply for £23 million worth of financial support being made available to owners, leaseholders, and operators of ...


Look Rigt: Road markings blunder in Leeds city centre as council blames contractor  Yorkshire Evening Post

Leeds Council has blamed a contractor after this hilarious mispelling was painted onto a pedestrian crossing in Leeds city centre.


Exclusive: Thousands of Leeds households confronted by bailiffs over council tax debt  Leeds Live

Bailiffs were called in almost 30000 times last year recovering over £3.1 million.


Tour de Yorkshire trophies hit the road in Leeds  Yorkshire Evening Post

COMMUNITY hubs across Leeds got the chance to host the Tour de Yorkshire trophies this week ahead of this year's prestigious event.


Leeds Council CDIO Dylan Roberts on combining NHS and local government roles  NS Tech

With 20 years' experience as a chief information officer in the public sector, Dylan Roberts has slowly taken up more and more responsibility in his roles. In fact ...


Leeds City Council refuses homes plan at former Trinity club in Pudsey  Yorkshire Evening Post

A plan to convert a former Methodist chapel and nightclub in Leeds into a flats complex has been refused.


Nature writing campaign aims to capture spring's arrival  University of Leeds

Today wildlife lovers across the UK have the chance to contribute to the first ever crowd-sourced nature diary to celebrate the first official day of spring.


Bramley roundabout: Storm-damaged tree to be removed  West Leeds Dispatch

A tree on busy West Leeds roundabout which was blown down during storms in February is to be removed, Leeds City Council has confirmed. The tree, on the ...


The old Leeds International Pool Site is for sale and could become shops and offices  Yorkshire Evening Post

Leeds City Council are hoping to attract high-rise offices, shops and a hotel to one of Leeds' largest empty sites. They've put the old Leeds International Pool site ...


Final decision on 299 new homes in Leeds delayed until summer  Leeds Live

A petition against the development in West Ardsley has already received more than 3000 signatures.


Giving 20 gifts to help bring people and businesses of Leeds together  Yorkshire Evening Post

A new campaign is being launched today to bring the city's businesses and residents together in a bid to boost relations and well-being.


All parts of the Leeds City Region need to be supported to develop economically, say business leaders  The Business Desk

Leeds City Region's economy has grown but there are still disparities across the whole of the region, which private and public sector leaders feel must be ...


Council eyes land owned by Sir Philip Green's Arcadia Group as home for new school in Leeds  Yorkshire Evening Post

Council bosses are set to begin talks on a land purchase deal as part of plans for a new secondary school in east Leeds.


First look: Ambitious plans revealed to create 155 new Leeds homes  Yorkshire Evening Post

Ambitious plans to create more than 150 new homes in a Leeds suburb have been submitted to council chiefs for approval. Home Group wants to build 155 new ...


'Three out of five' back 3.99 tax hike, says Leeds City Council  West Leeds Dispatch

Three out of five people surveyed by Leeds City Council agree with the authority's plans to raise council tax by 3.99 per cent, a report has claimed, writes ...


Conservatives and Labour in council budget row  Yorkshire Post

Leeds City Council's ruling Labour group has locked horns with opposition conservative councillors ahead of a crunch meeting this week to finalise the ...


What's being done to stop missed bin collections?  South Leeds Life

For many years, missed bin collections on some of the terrace streets on Beeston Hill and elsewhere has been an ongoing issue. There are three main reasons ...


This is the advice from Leeds Council as air pollution levels rise in unseasonably scorching weather  Yorkshire Evening Post

Leeds Council have warned that the high pollution may cause problems for people outdoors in the city today.


From silent films to an enormous fire - the history of Channel 4's new home  Leeds Live

Over the last 97 years The Majestic has welcomed film fans, bingo players, ballroom dancers and clubbers. The landmark building in Leeds city centre has been ...


New transport designs show what Leeds city centre could look like  Yorkshire Evening Post

New designs have been revealed showing what the city centre could look like if new transport plans are approved. Connecting Leeds unveiled the new plans ...


£450m plans for TWO new hospitals at the LGI will make Leeds healthcare 'world-class'  Yorkshire Evening Post

Plans to build two brand new hospitals in Leeds City Centre, understood to be worth £450m, are now one step closer, having been submitted to council planning ...


Google, The Guardian and Leeds City Council to appear at Women in Tech conference  Prolific North

This Friday, Leeds will host annual conference, Empowering Women with Tech, an initiative to encourage more women into senior roles in the science and tech ...


Air pollution: Leeds street worst outside London, says campaign  BBC News

Neville Street in Leeds city centre is the 'most polluted' outside London, campaigners claim.


Leeds gets £137,000 government cash boost to help spruce up high streets  Yorkshire Evening Post

Leeds is one of the councils across England that will receive an immediate cash boost from a £9.75m fund to back their efforts in cleaning up high streets and ...


Armley: council to bid up to £25 million to revive Town Street  West Leeds Dispatch

Ambitious plans to help revitalise the centre of Armley are set to be discussed by decision-makers at Leeds City Council next week. Local authorities have been ...


Counter-protest planned in Leeds city centre as hundreds expected at sex zone meeting  Leeds Live

Around 200 people are expected to attend an event at Leeds Civic Hall tomorrow (Saturday) to discuss alternatives to the city's Managed Approach - but a ...


Proposed high speed rail test facility could make Leeds a ‘global’ player  Yorkshire Post

Plans to create a “globally significant” rail test facility in Leeds are set to go Leeds City Council before decision-makers.


Meeting to be help in Collingham, Wetherby over controversial new 20mph zones  Yorkshire Evening Post

Collingham and Linton parish council will hold a public meeting to discuss concerns over proposed new 20mph zones.


West Leeds: Christmas lights, In Bloom and carnivals net council cash  West Leeds Dispatch

Community organisations across outer West Leeds have netted cash from Leeds City Council to help keep them going. Groups and services in Pudsey, ...


Life coaches planned as part of £500k children’s mental health improvements in Leeds  Yorkshire Post

The leader of Leeds City Council wants to employ a team of life coaches as part of a £500000 scheme to help young people in the city suffering from mental ...


Plans revealed for £25 million transformation of Armley  Leeds Live

Councillors say they have 'plenty of ideas' but are 'anxious to hear local people's opinions'


More than 50,000 fly-tipping incidents recorded in Leeds in just two years  Leeds Live

There were more than 20 incidents every single day in Gipton and Harehills alone.


Hundreds of Leeds children join global school strikes demanding action on climate change  Yorkshire Evening Post

Hundreds of children took to the streets of Leeds today as part of worldwide school strikes demanding politicians take urgent action on climate change.


Multimillion-pound development for prominent Leeds site  Insider Media

A new multimillion-pound high-rise development could be built on a prominent site in Leeds.


‘We want to work with children and families, rather than doing things for them’ – how Leeds children’s services turned the tide  Yorkshire Post

As recently as 2010, the authority was rated “inadequate” by education watchdog Ofsted, which claimed the council was not adequately safeguarding children.


Rate of teenage pregnancies in Leeds has halved in 10 years  Leeds Live

A Leeds City Council report claims declining numbers of 15 and 16-year-olds are having sexual intercourse.


Leeds gets go-ahead for brand new school for children with special educational needs  Leeds Live

A 'competition' will now run for organisations to run the free school.


Five in every 100 deaths of people aged over 30 in Leeds linked to air pollution  Yorkshire Evening Post

AIR pollution is linked to five in every 100 deaths of people aged 30 and over in Leeds, data from Public Health England reveals.


Government suggests it would back West Yorkshire devolution deal  Leeds Live

Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry made the suggestion during a devolution conference in Leeds on Friday.


Otley council poised to declare Climate Emergency  Wharfedale Observer

OTLEY'S Town Council is set to become one of the first in the country to declare a Climate Energy.


Calls for 'child friendly Leeds' to reduce the risk of knife crime and gang violence for youngsters  Leeds Live

Conservative councillor Dan Cohen says 'it's been an issue at the forefront for some years in Leeds'


Leeds invites firms to bid for mixed-use high-rise scheme  Building

Leeds city council has invited developers to bid for a mixed-use development in the city's centre. The local authority says a 1.12ha site on th city's Lisbon Street ...


Go slow Brexit protest along M62 to set off from Leeds this weekend  Leeds Live

Drivers are being urged to travel 40mph between Leeds and Bury to protest the Brexit delay.


Leeds sets sights on doubling bus journeys and number of homes  BuyAssociation

Leeds City Council is hoping to double the number of bus journeys in 10 years and the number of homes in the city centre in the coming years. Last month ...


Leeds one of the worst areas in Yorkshire for potholes and this is how much the council paid to drivers  Yorkshire Evening Post

Leeds council received over 8000 reports of potholes in 2017-18, according to data.


Leeds Kirkgate Market traders given rent discount due to 'difficult trading conditions'  Leeds Live

Disgruntled stall owners are calling for a bigger discount.


New parkway for Leeds Bradford Airport could be 'quick-win' for transport fix  Yorkshire Evening Post

Quick-win transport solutions in Leeds could transform the North's economy, a leading think tank argues, calling on the Chancellor to evidence funding ...


Warning issued as Leeds sees dangerously high levels of air pollution  Leeds Live

Leeds is seeing harmful levels of air pollution which have been given a 9/10 grading by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.


Sprinklers are being rolled out to 37 high-rise blocks in Leeds in the wake of Grenfell  Yorkshire Evening Post

New fire safety measures have started to be installed across 37 high-rise housing blocks in Leeds.


Harehills resident who ignored council warnings over his wheelie bin fined in court  Yorkshire Evening Post

A resident in Harehills who ignored council warnings to move his wheelie bin after collection day and then refused to pay a fine has been taken to court.


Maidstone Borough Council settle Leeds-Langley Bypass row with Kent County Council out of court  Kent Online

A nine month-long battle between two councils over a key road project has finally come to a head.


Neighbours fed up of living next door to eye-sore pub in Seacroft  Yorkshire Evening Post

A community in Seacroft say they are fed up of living next to an eyesore after being blighted by a pub that has been empty for four years. Since The Gate closed ...


Full line-up revealed for Northern Transport Summit  Place North West

Hear from HS2, Network Rail, Virgin, as well as Northern council leaders and Mayors, on the billions of pounds being invested into transport, and the ...


Rising backlash over Leeds traveller pitch plans  Yorkshire Evening Post

A backlash against plans to transform a Leeds village allotment into a traveller pitch has led to more than 180 people lodging objections. The planning ...


Tooth decay among young children in Leeds drops by a quarter  Yorkshire Post

The number of children in Leeds suffering from tooth decay has reduced by almost quarter in just 10 years, a Leeds City Council report has claimed.


This is why your council tax is going up next month, and by how much  Yorkshire Evening Post

Council tax rates in Leeds are set to rise next month by 3.99 per cent.


Planning applications 11 March 2019  South Leeds Life

Each week we publish lists of planning applications related to LS10 and LS11 published on on the Leeds City Council website. The following applications were ...


Sharp rise in number of deaths on Leeds roads in 2018  Leeds Live

26 people lost their lives on the city's roads last year.


Here's how the Conservatives would change the Leeds budget for 2019  Leeds Live

Conservative group leader Andrew Carter tells Leeds City Council to 'get on with delivering the services that people in Leeds want'


European civic leaders take part in Leeds panel  Insider Media

A panel of European civic leaders have taken part in a panel discussion organised by Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership on the impact of masterplanning ...


Leeds takes delivery of 11,000 children's books thanks to anonymous benefactor  Yorkshire Evening Post

Leeds City Council today took delivery of 11,000 children's books thanks to a donation from a national organisation that has asked to remain anonymous.


Report anti-social behaviour  Wetherby News

Boston Spa Parish Council is urging people to report anti-social behaviour (ASB) and all crimes after concerns voiced by residents.


Storm Gareth blows down huge tree at Lotherton Hall in Leeds  Yorkshire Evening Post

High winds caused by storm Gareth on Tuesday night have caused a huge tree to fall on a path at Lotherton Hall in Leeds.


Horse power slows the flow in the Aire catchment  GOV.UK

Horse power is being used at Harden Moor in West Yorkshire, as part of a project to trial natural flood management techniques to reduce the risk of flooding.


Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair  South Leeds Life

The largest Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair in the north returns to the Leeds first direct arena on Monday (4 March 2019) 4–8pm. The event kickstarts a range of ...


Bradford City Council's £6.5m boost for children's services  BBC News

Part of the funding will be use to recruit 40 new social workers at Bradford City Council.


Could playing music loudly in your car now land you with a £100 fine?  Leeds Live

One council are proposing the ruling after two thirds of residents admitted feeling unsafe on roads.


West Leeds planning applications: 18 March 2019  West Leeds Dispatch

Over the previous week Leeds City Council have validated 42 planning applications, for sites across the Leeds area. Of these, 13 are applications for tree works.


First look at proposed roads and rail link for Leeds Bradford Airport  Infrastructure Intelligence

Transport improvements for Leeds Bradford Airport have been unveiled as Leeds City Council launch a public consultation for the people of Yorkshire to have ...


The Ofsted Interview: 'Good social work is predicated on having a manageable caseload'  Communitycare.co.uk

In the latest of the Ofsted Interview podcast series, Steve Walker of Leeds council tells Community Care about the considerable journey to 'oustanding'


Leeds Leads Way As City Centre Balloons | News  ThisWeekinFM

Leeds City Council and LCR have appointed Cushman & Wakefield to advise on the redevelopment of Leeds station and South Bank, one of the largest ...


Leeds South Bank: Advisors chosen for City Region's 'most significant strategic development mandate'  Bdaily

Cushman & Wakefield is set to advise on the redevelopment of Leeds station and the surrounding regeneration area. The real estate services giant will provide ...