Decision details

Active Travel Tranche 3 - A660 Corridor

Reference: D56747

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the detailed design and delivery of the A660 Otley Road/Headingley Lane/Woodhouse Lane route in Leeds, forming part of the Active Travel Tranche 3 proposals and the advertisement of necessary TROs and the promotion of a cycle track order.

The scheme forms part of the wider ambition to develop Leeds Cycle Network and will provide cycling and walking improvements along one of the main corridors in the city.


The Chief Officer Highways & Transportation has:


a)  Noted the contents of this report.


b)  Agreed and sign the terms set out in the funding agreement between West Yorkshire Combined Authority (funder) and Leeds City Council (recipient) and note the specific requirements associated to the funding in terms of timescales, consultation, compliance with LTN 1/20 and reallocation of road space.


c)  Noted and approve the proposed layout of the project as shown on drawings 1137-LCC-00-XX-DR-TM-GA_01 to 05.


d)  Given authority to implement the overall project and incur expenditure of £10.705m to deliver the project, with £4.785m funded by the Active Travel Fund Tranche 3 programme, £5.69m funded by the Active Travel Fund Tranche 4 programme and £230,000 funded from Section 106 receipts.


e)  Given authority for the injection of £10.705m (£4.785m from Active Travel Tranche 3, £5.69m from Active Travel Tranche 4 of West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) grant funding and £230,000 of Section 106 receipts into the Capital Programme to progress scheme development.


f)  Approved the use of the Contractor Framework to procure a contractor to construct the scheme as per the approved detailed design.


g)  Requested the City Solicitor to advertise a Traffic Regulation Orders (Movement Order, Waiting Restriction Order or Speed Limit Order) as shown on drawings 1137-LCC-00-XX-DR-TM-TRO_01 to 03 and, subject to no objections being received, make, and seal the Orders as advertised.


h)  Given authority to display notices on site under the provision of Section 23 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 in order to inform the public of the proposed formal pedestrian crossings.


i)  Given authority to request the City Solicitor to draft and advertise a Notice under the provisions of Section 90C of the Highways Act 1980 for the implementation of traffic calming to complement some of the pedestrian crossings in the proposed 20mph speed limits.


j)  Approved with reference to powers contained within Section 66(4) of the Highways Act 1980, that the relevant lengths of footway shown as cycle tracks on drawing 1137-LCC-00-XX-DR-TM-TRO_02 are removed and that following the removal of the footways, cycle tracks are constructed under the powers contained under the provisions of Section 65(1) of the Highways Act 1980 for segregated or shared joint use by pedal cyclists and pedestrians.


k)  Approved the conclusion of the necessary land acquisition with WYCA for land at Hyde Park Corner and the dedication of this as adopted public highway, as shown on drawing 1137-LCC-00-XX-DR-TM-LA_01 at an estimated cost of £500,000; and


l)  Authorised the consultation and subject to no objections, the introduction of moving traffic enforcement using ANPR cameras, at the A660/Shaw Lane, A660/Woodhouse Street/Victoria Road (Hyde Park Corner), A660/Clarendon Road and A660/Rampart Road junctions, in line with powers received from the Secretary of State.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Headingley and Hyde Park; Little London and Woodhouse;

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Executive Member for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure and Ward Members briefings with affected ward members

Stakeholder briefings, including the Leeds Cycle Consultation Forum, the City Connect Advisory Board, WYCA and Emergency Services

Public consultations through YourVoice and drop in sessions

Affected frontages consulted by letter drop


Executive Member for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, affected Ward members, WYCA, West Yorkshire Police and Emergency Services, Access and disability groups, Cycle Consultation Forum, City Connect Advisory Board, and all affected frontages (residential and commercial)

Contact: Nick Borras, Senior Engineer - Traffic Management 0113 378 7497 Email:

Publication date: 04/09/2023

Date of decision: 12/09/2023

Effective from: 20/09/2023

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