Decision details

Connecting Leeds: A58 Beckett Street Bus Priority Corridor

Reference: D50470

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval to carry out detail design and construction of the measures to improve public transport at A58 Beckett Street. 


The Director of City Development submitted a report providing an update on the progress of significant schemes which have made up the ‘Connecting Leeds’ programme during 2019/20 and which provided details regarding the proposal to establish a bus priority corridor on the A58, Beckett Street.


It was noted that local Ward Councillors were supportive of the proposals detailed within the submitted report.



(a)  That the progress which has been made since April 2016 in developing proposals for the relevant projects benefiting from ‘Connecting Leeds’ funding, together with the subsequent public consultation responses, be noted;


(b)  That the injection of £14.3m Department for Transport (DfT) funding into the Bus Infrastructure programme transferred from the Rail and Bus packages delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, be approved, with the potential for future transfers of DfT funding from the Rail and Bus packages being noted, which would be subject to their deliverability within the timescales set by the DfT;


(c)  That the expenditure of £14.54m from the ‘Connecting Leeds’ Capital Programme to carry out detail design and construction of the A58 Beckett Street including York Street, be authorised;


(d)  That the injections of S106 Developer contributions of £431,375 for the A58 Beckett Street scheme including York Street, be approved;


(e)  That subject to ongoing consultation with the Executive Member as appropriate, it be noted that the Chief Officer, Highways and Transportation will approve the final version of the designs for construction.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Burmantofts and Richmond Hill; Gipton and Harehills;

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Extensive consultations including the Transport Conversation engagement process in Summer/Autumn 2016. One period of consultation on the Corn Exchange in Autumn 2019.  On A58 Beckett Street the public and key stakeholders were consulted with in July / August 2019. These consultations comprised an online consultation portal, public drop in events, outreach to the local community with leaflets and flyers, a comprehensive social media campaign and promotion through partner networks and press coverage.


Area Committees, Leeds Transport Expert Advisory Panel, Stakeholders and the Public through drop in events, social media and website.

Contact: John White, Highways Officer 0113 378 7558 Email:

Publication date: 16/01/2020

Date of decision: 07/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 07/01/2020 - Executive Board

Effective from: 17/01/2020

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