Public inquiry into Leeds rail station plan

Plans for new entrance at Leeds station Work on the new south entrance to Leeds station is expected to start next year

Related Stories

A public inquiry into plans for a £15.9m pedestrian entrance at Leeds railway station is under way.

The proposed entrance, to the south of the station next to the river Aire, will give direct access to and from the Leeds waterfront area.

The inquiry, which was ordered by the secretary of state for transport, is taking place at Bewley's Hotel.

If the scheme is approved, work on the entrance is expected to start next year and could be completed by summer 2014.

Councillor James Lewis, chairman of Metro, said the public inquiry was a "necessary part of obtaining the Transport and Works Act Order", which would allow for the construction work to start.

"We know from previous consultations that the scheme is popular with passengers who approach the station from the south, and it will relieve pressure on the existing entrances."

Leeds City Council granted planning permission for the new entrance in May 2010.

Funding for the scheme has come from the Department for Transport, which has provided £12.2m, West Yorkshire's Local Transport Plan and Leeds City Council.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites



Min. Night 4 °C


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.