Photo: Mark Stevenson

Greenside Tunnel: New group aims to create Pudsey greenway

28 October 2017

A group of Pudsey residents have banded together to help create a greenway linking Pudsey to Tyersal. Here, the Greenside Greenway Steering Group invite people to their first meeting.

The Greenside Tunnel in Pudsey was constructed in 1893 and was in use as a railway tunnel until 1964. Since then it has remained an iconic piece of local architecture.

Land adjacent to the tunnel has recently been developed into housing and the developer applied to tip the spoil into the tunnel cutting.

Despite receiving over 60 objections, Leeds City Council allowed the partial infill of the cutting.

However, this has only spurred on a small group of local residents who want to see the tunnel restored as an asset for the local community.

The part infill is still reversible so the time to act is now.

The obvious use of the tunnel is as part a greenway linking Pudsey to Tyersal, for use by walkers, runners, cyclists, and horse riders.

Greenside Tunnel cutting in Pudsey last year. Photo: West Leeds Dispatch

We will be holding the first AGM on Monday 30th October, 7pm at The Royal, 30 Station Street, Pudsey.

At which we will elect the committee and agree on a constitution.

This will allow us to apply for funds to asses the feasibility of the route. Anyone with an interest in making
the route happen is welcome.

For any enquiries please contact greensidegreenway@gmail.com.

   

   
   
   
   

   

   

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