Town, village and district centres across Leeds play an important role in the life of local communities.
They provide a focus for commercial activity and local services. Many contain important historic buildings that form an important part of an area’s character and identity.
Town and District Centres Regeneration Scheme
The scheme is designed to improve public realm and publicly owned assets, in turn bringing increased business and investor confidence, creating an improved shopping environment for local people and encouraging further regeneration.
Supported by investment by Leeds City Council totalling £10.3 million, the first phase of projects attracted external funding of £6.36 million and delivered improvements to town and district centres across Leeds.
A second phase of projects is now being developed to improve and regenerate the Dewsbury Road corridor, Harehills Lane corridor and the area around Kirkstall Leisure Centre.
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Townscape Heritage Initiative
The Townscape Heritage Initiative is a separate programme focused on restoring historic buildings in disadvantaged and neglected areas of the city. It involves a combination of funding from the council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, providing a subsidy to property owners to restore frontages and bring vacant buildings back into use.
The Armley grant scheme was concluded in September 2016 and the Chapeltown scheme is scheduled to be completed in Autumn 2017. The first scheme at the Lower Kirkgate scheme has been established and more schemes are planned for completion this year.
Lower Kirkgate Townscape Heritage Initiative Training Days
Starting in Autumn 2017 we will be delivering the first set of heritage skills training days that will promote appropriate repairs for buildings of traditional construction both for the long term benefit of the buildings in the project but also more strategically, to promote and educate owners, contractors and built environment professionals. More information can be found in our
Events leaflet (PDF 1MB).
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