Published: 23rd Jan 2020

Work has begun on a £5m programme of improvements to town centres and high streets across Leeds. The work on buildings, public realm and highway improvements is part of Leeds City Council’s Local Centres Programme to support businesses and enhance the urban environment of important local shopping and services. Since the programme’s launch in 2018, the council has worked with property owners, businesses and local people to bring forward an initial raft of 14 schemes, each potentially benefitting from up to £150,000 of investment and in some cases attracting other funding to further grow the benefits. There are 60 defined local centres across the city, many of which have benefitted from previous investment amounting to £21m from the council and the Heritage Lottery Fund over the last 10 years. The first schemes underway as part of the Local Centres Programme are: Chapel FM in Seacroft- money to provide for the expansion of facilities … (To read the full article, subscribe below)