Post-Leeds trolleybus plans to be presented to cabinet

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Leeds City Council’s decision-making cabinet will be presented with detailed initial plans for the city’s post-trolleybus mass transit transport plans next month.

The Yorkshire Evening Post understands that a new blueprint for a major public transport scheme to replace the scrapped NGT project will be unveiled to the executive board, before it is taken forward for “refining”.

A meeting at Leeds Civic Hall was told that although the final blueprint would still take “some months to come to fruition”, the initial version was a “considered piece of work”.

A cross-party watchdog panel at Leeds Civic Hall was told that a “specific emphasis on where mass transit might fit in Leeds, what it might look like and which corridors we should talk about”.

The panel heard that one of the main aims of the renewed plans is to focus on “joining up communities across the city”. It follows extensive previous criticism of the council’s approach to promoting the doomed NGT plan, which was abandoned by the Government last year.