Published: 9th Feb 2021

Leeds City Council has submitted a £25m bid to the government’s Towns Fund to help transform Morley. Developed by the Morley Town Deal Board with support from Leeds City Council, the town investment plan will now be reviewed by Whitehall, with a decision expected in the coming months. If successful, the money will help fund work on Morley Town Hall and town square, delivering a high-quality refurbishment of the Grade I listed building and developing a cluster of arts and culture spaces. It will also target improvements to prominent town centre buildings through restoration and re-use, and a new and upgraded greenspace across Morley, tackling local air quality and health challenges. If accepted, the Morley Town Deal Board will develop the projects in further detail over the next 12 months to deliver on local priorities like skills, jobs, sustainable travel and bringing cherished buildings back into use. It comes after … (To read the full article, subscribe below)