Armley – Hands off our Homes meeting – 14th Feb

Hands of our Homes have set up a website with details on how the Bedroom Tax may effect residents in Leeds and a meeting has already been held in Seacroft, with a further meeting being held in Armley on February 14th.

Full details at: http://leedshandsoffourhomes.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/armley-stop-the-bedroom-tax-meeting/

City Centre – retailers to fall into terminal decline?

Yorkshire’s high street retailers will fall into “terminal decline” without government action on rates and if they fail to embrace a multi-channel approach, a leading retail adviser has warned ahead of another “tough” year. See http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/yorkshire/84459-?utm_source=yorkshire_newsletter&utm_medium=business_article&utm_campaign=yorkshire_news_tracker  [07/02/2013  Insider]

Leeds Casino – revised plans to be considered

Global Gaming Ventures, one of the three bidders for the casino in Leeds, has revised its plans. LCC licencing committee will next week look at whether Global’s new proposals should be accepted for consideration. See http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/firm-rolls-dice-in-fight-to-win-leeds-casino-licence-1-5386816  [07/02/2013  YP]

City Wide – Campaign to boost Visitor Numbers to Leeds

A campaign looking to boost visitor numbers to Leeds has been unveiled. Funded by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, East Coast trains and Leeds and Partners, its initial aim is to grow tourism in the city, increase visitor spend, and boost jobs and skills in the sector. [05/02/2013  Lds & Partners]

For further information CLICK HERE

Beeston – Asda & Tesco’s Big Plans

In Beeston both Asda and Tesco hope to unveil huge stores in the near future. But that all depends on planning chiefs at Leeds City Council saying yes. [28/01/2013 YEP]

CLICK HERE for further information

Hyde Park & Woodhouse – Former Girls’ School hits the Market

A MAJOR six acre site, made up of the main areas of the former Leeds Girls’ High School buildings, has been put on the market. The Leeds Grammar School and Leeds Girls’ High School Foundation has recently secured outline planning consents for the main school site. The permission is for a part conversion / part new build residential scheme comprising a mixture of 97 apartments and townhouses. [6.12.2012 The Business Desk]Leeds Girls High School

For further information CLICK HERE