• 17 July 2018

    Eyesore Kirkstall District Centre could become flats and houses

    Run-down Kirkstall District Centre could be transformed into 266 apartments and 35 town houses, it’s been revealed. Developer Artisan Real Estate UK Limited wants to build a residential development targeted at young professionals on the site in the heart of Kirkstall, which has been mostly disused for 15 years. The proposals also include building a ... Read more

  • 17 July 2018

    Swinnow Road closure: Shuttle bus to provide lifeline

    Busy Swinnow Road is set to close for five weeks throughout the summer to allow for major carriageway reconstruction works to be carried out. The closure – for 24 hours a day between 23rd July to 31st August 2018 – will mean disruption to a number of buses in the area, as well as inevitable ... Read more

  • 16 July 2018

    Armley: Vandalised Listed chapel windows to be restored

    A vandalised Grade II Listed Armley chapel is set to have its heritage windows restored and new security measures introduced. Leeds City Council is hoping to replace unsightly perspex sheeting with original leaded heritage glass at the chapel in Armley’s Hill Top Cemetery, complete with a stainless steel security mesh to deter vandals. A council ... Read more

  • 12 July 2018

    Photos of Kirkstall Valley rave damage revealed

    Damage caused by an overnight ‘rave’ at Kirkstall Valley Nature Reserve have been captured in a series of photographs. A West Leeds Dispatch reader and wildlife enthusiast captured the aftermath of the rave, which lasted from about 11pm on Saturday, 7th July until 9am the next day. The reader, who has asked to remain anonymous ... Read more

  • 9 July 2018

    Green light for new pedestrian crossings near Kirkstall and Wortley schools

    Two new pedestrian crossings will be installed on two roads near schools in Kirkstall and Wortley, as part of a £346,000 city-wide package of safety improvements. Leeds City Council chiefs have approved installing humped zebra crossings at Morris Lane in Kirkstall and Upper Wortley Road in Wortley. Morris Lane, Kirkstall This busy road is very ... Read more