Planning application for upgrade of Leeds park-and-ride

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AN APPLICATION has been submitted for planning permission for improvement work at the Elland Road park-and-ride site in Leeds.

As previously reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, civic chiefs want to upgrade the existing overspill area at the site. The newly-submitted planning application says improvements would be made to the area’s surface as well as signage, lighting and security.

Leeds City Council officials yesterday said the application was “pending consideration”.

The site opened last summer as a joint collaboration between the council, transport firm First and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA).

Designed to reduce traffic congestion in the city centre, it has been used by more than 50,000 people.

Speaking last month, WYCA transport committee chair Coun Keith Wakefield said the scheme had made a “significant contribution” to efforts to keep Leeds on the move.

Plans are also in the pipeline for a 1,000-space park-and-ride site at Temple Green in Leeds.

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