Issue details

Dawsons Corner and Stanningley Bypass - Junction Improvement and Safety Critical Works

A major junction improvement scheme has been developed working initially with West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) through the Corridor Improvement Programme (CIP) and more recently with the Department for Transport (DfT) through the Major Roads Network/Large Local Majors programme, when the junction proposals were expanded to also include essential safety critical joint repair works on Stanningley Bypass.

Inject DFT Major Roads Network (MRN) funding up to a maximum of £43.446m into the Capital Programme in addition to the WYCA local contribution injected to date of £8.48m taking the full scheme funding available to £51.926m. DfT MRN decision to fund 100% is pending.

Approve expenditure of £8.48m subject to full DFT and WYCA approvals, which will enable LCC to develop and complete the FBC, Stage 1 ECI contract, purchase the Workhouse Charity Land circa £1.4m together with providing Safety Critical Emergency works on Stanningley Bypass.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: Armley; Calverley and Farsley; Pudsey;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/02/2024

Decision due: Not before 4th Mar 2024 by Director of City Development

Lead director: Director of City Development

Department: City Development

Contact: Mohammed Mahmood, Senior Transport Planner 0113 378 7524 Email:

Consultation process

As part of the LPTIP, an initial round of public consultation on the identified issues and potential opportunities was undertaken between February and March 2018, to allow the public to express their views as bus users, cyclists, motorists, pedestrians, business owners or local residents. Over 3,700 contributions to the public consultation were received.


A second programme of public and stakeholder engagement was undertaken in November and December 2018 to obtain feedback on more detailed plans and ideas on specific sections of the A647 corridor, which included A647 / A6120 Dawsons Corner.


A further targeted scheme update was undertaken with local residents, businesses and the British Horse Society in July 2021.


Further members update is planned for February 2024.


The following key stakeholders have also been consulted:

  Executive Board Member for Sustainable Development & Infrastructure;

  Local Ward Members;

  Statutory Consultees (during planning process);

  Bus Operators;

  Internal LCC Officers;

  Members of Public & Businesses (online and drop in events);

  Active Travel England; and

  Cycle Sub-Group.


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