Pudsey ‘platinum jubilee’ pocket park edges closer to reality

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An area of land outside Pudsey Parish Church will be revamped. Photo: Google

Delayed plans for a new pocket park on land unoffocially used for parking in Pudsey have moved a step closer to reality. 

Leeds City Council wants to replace the parking area on waste land next to Pudsey Parish Church with a small garden featuring planting and benches marking the platinum jubilee of the late Queen Elizabeth II. 

But some local residents and businesses are objecting to the proposals, saying it will increase parking problems for nearby residents and businesses. 

A petition with almost 200 signatures was collected and handed into the council earlier this year.

Pudsey councillor Simon Seary (Cons) said the project was now close to being signed off: “Previously LCC shared designs before obtaining a quote for the works and we were adamant that we would not increase the funding available for this area.

“They have now come back with a new design and I’m pleased to say that it’s been agreed by the LCP Programme Board, but needs to go to the Highways Board before work starts.

”It will be an improvement to the local area and will link in nicely between Pudsey Park and Sparrow Park.

Each council ward in Leeds has been allocated £50,000 by the council as part of a programme to support local town centres.

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