The existing district centre at Holt Park was built in the 1970s and accommodates a range of local services which are well-used by the community. The centre and adjacent area has been subject to a number of development proposals over recent years to improve the existing facilities and provide environmental enhancements.
• Public consultation was undertaken by the Leeds City Council in 2007 on concept plans for the regeneration of the district centre on the site of the former Ralph Thoresby School site.
• Ralph Thoresby School together with Holt Park library was relocated to a new site on Holtdale Approach which opened in 2007.
• An Extra Care Living facility to replace the existing older people’s housing at Farrar Lane was proposed, however the offer of funding through the Private Finance Initiative was withdrawn in 2010. The Council will be considering alternative opportunities to provide refurbished or new older people’s housing.
• A new Wellbeing Centre is currently under construction (planned opening in September 2013), replacing Holt Park Leisure Centre.
Leeds City Council is currently considering plans for vacant and underused land within the district centre to provide back into positive use and provide community benefits. Further public consultation will be undertaken in the future.