Green light for Leeds Rhinos’ plans to increase Kirkstall training ground parking

The existing training ground in Kirkstall. Photo: Caddick Construction

Plans to extend the car park at Leeds Rhinos training academy in Kirkstall have been approved by Leeds City Council planners.

The club aims to demolish the existing derelict garage, and extend the car park at the Bridge Road facilities by 28 new spaces.

The proposals are part of a wider revamp and follow Leeds Rugby Foundation submitting plans for additional changing and community facilities at the training ground. As reported by WLD last November, the two-storey detached building would be situated on the northern side of the site.

A planning statement accompanying the car park application states:

“High-quality facilities are essential in the maintenance of successful teams and therefore the proposed car park is essential to help maintain the standards at the training facility ground.

“The proposal has minimal impact on the surrounding highways. Existing pedestrians and vehicle access points will remain the same and car parking spaces will be gained by the proposal.”

Cycle parking will also be provided at the facility, which is also used by Leeds Tykes rugby union club. There will also be electric vehicle charging points.

The plans can be viewed in full here.


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