Mabgate has been the focus of considerable change in recent years and the area is currently in a state of transition. Traditionally an employment area based around the woollen industry, it retained a manufacturing dominance until the 1990s.
The growth of development in the city centre has resulted in the influence of the city centre spreading to the Mabgate area. The Council wants to ensure that the uniqueness of the Mabgate area is retained by encouraging positive development which can enhance the area and develop linkages to adjacent areas.
The Framework addresses immediate development pressures in the area and will provide supporting material for the production of the city centre, and East and South East Leeds (EASEL) Area Action Plans in the emerging Local Development Framework for Leeds.