Decision details

Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme; City Centre Gateways (The Corn Exchange Gateway) - Authority To Advertise (Draft) Traffic Regulation Orders & Approval of Detailed Design

Reference: D52610

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To obtain approval to advertise the draft Traffic Regulation Orders associated with the Corn Exchange scheme, and if no objections are received to make, seal and implement the orders as advertised.


The Chief Officer Highways and Transportation:


a)  Noted the Executive Board approval in June 2017 to progress the Corn Exchange Gateway proposals.

b)  Noted the Executive Board approval on Feb 2020 to progress the Corn Exchange Gateway to detailed design and construction.

c)  Authorised the remaining expenditure needed of £3.1m from the Connecting Leeds Bus Infrastructure Package to carry out detail design and construction of the Corn Exchange Gateway.

d)  Noted that a further report will be submitted to the Council’s Executive Board concerning the Public Realm proposals.

e)  Approved the detailed design as submitted by the Delivery Partner, of the proposed Corn Exchange Gateway project to allow the project to progress into construction.

f)  Gave authority to the Development Partner (WSP in the Technical Assurance Role) and the LPTIP Package Board to approve the resolution to any issues which may emerge subsequent to approval, and in exceptional circumstances. the new solution may need a Highways Board decision if there is no general acceptance or agreement of the solution across LCC departments.

g)  Approved the design and implementation of the proposed draft Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) for the Corn Exchange Gateway (CEG) project to allow for progression of the scheme.

h)  Approved with reference to the powers contained in Section 66(4) of the Highways Act 1980, that the relevant lengths of footway and carriageway shown on drawings (Appendix C) as proposed cycle tracks are removed and that following the removal of the footways and carriageways, cycle tracks are constructed under the powers contained under the provisions of section 65(1) of the Highways Act 1980 for shared joint (or segregated where this is the case) use by pedal cyclists and pedestrians.

i)  Gave authority to give Notice under the provisions of Section 63 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 to remove, establish and amend Hackney Carriage Ranks throughout the scheme area (Appendices C & D).

j)  Requested the City Solicitor to advertise the draft TROs as shown in Appendix D, and if no valid objections are received, to make, seal and implement the Orders as advertised.

k)  Accepted the dedication of land at Asda House and enter into the required deed. The extents of the land to be dedicated are shown in Appendix G.


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Hunslet and Riverside; Little London and Woodhouse;

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The Transport Conversation, and the on-going Connecting Leeds consultation, statutory Traffic Regulatory Order consultation and briefings.


Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development, Ward Members, Stakeholders, Emergency Services, the Transport Conversation, and the on-going Connecting Leeds consultation.

Contact: Gwyn Owen, Principal Transport Planner 0113 378 7526 Email:

Publication date: 21/12/2020

Date of decision: 06/01/2021

Effective from: 14/01/2021

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