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    29 September 2016

    New flats plan at Kirkstall Design Centre

    Photo: Google Street View.

    A listed building in Kirkstall could be turned into 27 flats, if recently submitted plans get the go-ahead. Developer Priestley Homes has submitted new proposals for the former Kirkstall Design Centre building, next to Kirkstall Bridge Inn, off Bridge Road. The application comes after plans for 44 studio flats on the site were refused earlier ... Read more

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    28 September 2016

    Kirkstall roadworks: Leeds-Bradford Road delays likely until SUNDAY

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    The one-way closure of Leeds and Bradford Road could last until SUNDAY, it has emerged today. The roadworks, which were due to have finished on Monday, have over-run due to complications and have caused lengthy tailbacks from Kirkstall right back into the city centre. Some motorists have said journeys to Kirkstall have taken hours instead ... Read more

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    28 September 2016

    Merry Monk: Campaigners get pub listed as ‘community asset’

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    A group of Kirkstall residents has won the right to get their local pub listed as an asset of community value. The ‘Save the Merry Monk’ group wants to preserve the Merry Monk pub, which closed last month, claiming it is a vital resource for the community. They say the Kirkstall Hill pub site, which ... Read more

  • 28 September 2016

    Almost 2,000 sign Stanningley Bottom road petition

    More than 1,900 people have so far signed a petition to get a road featuring two new ‘mini-roundabouts’ at Stanningley Bottom made safer. As revealed by The Dispatch in August, two mini-roundabouts were installed as part of a package of improvement works connected to the CityConnect cycle superhighway. The Leeds to Bradford stretch opened in ... Read more

  • 27 September 2016

    The day Kirkstall ‘turned into one big car park’

    Major gas works on Leeds and Bradford Road caused traffic misery for communters travelling through Kirkstall yesterday evening. The tailbacks, a result of gas works in the Leeds and Bradford Road area, led to traffic being at a standstill for long periods through Kirkstall, along Kirkstall Road and into the city centre. One motorist said ... Read more