Plans for a major expansion of the White Rose Shopping Centre in Leeds have been given the thumbs-up by members of the public, a business boss said today.
Hundreds of people attended consultation events at Morley Town Hall and the White Rose itself to learn more about proposals for a cinema, new catering outlets and extra retail space.
And one of the men leading the expansion scheme – which would create up to 1,000 jobs – says the feedback received at the events was overwhelmingly positive.
Gerald Jennings, portfolio director for White Rose owner Land Securities, said: “People were particularly excited about the cinema proposal as they see it as an important new amenity for south Leeds.
“They also welcomed the news about jobs, which will provide employment opportunities in the local community.”
Mr Jennings added: “I would like to thank all those who attended and ask them to let us have their detailed feedback on the freepost response forms that they picked up, or by going online to www.white-rose-improvements.co.uk.”
As previously reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Land Securities is due to submit a planning application for the expansion scheme later this year.