Developing Our Future Connectivity Plan

Our ambition is to deliver excellent transport infrastructure for the future which supports the Leeds City Region to ensure all our communities are connected to good transport links and can benefit from economic growth.

Leeds City Region covers the 10 districts of Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York and is an economic geography that explains how people travel to work and how businesses operate.

We are already investing heavily in bus, road and rail networks through the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund (opens in a new page) and Connecting Leeds (opens in a new page) programmes, with a number of exciting new schemes planned in the next decade.

We are preparing for future growth (of both the economy and population) through the development of a new Connectivity Plan for the region, to complement and maximise the positive impact of High Speed Two (HS2) opening in Leeds in 2033 and the planned Northern Powerhouse Rail network.

We have identified a number of gaps in our current infrastructure, for example places that will need improved transport in the future that are not fully catered for by planned investment. We feel that improving connectivity to and from these communities will offer the greatest economic and social benefits to local residents.

Next steps

This is just the start of the conversation. We have already carried out extensive engagement with stakeholders, with more planned over the next few months. We intend to start initial public engagement in late 2019/early 2020, with your feedback helping to shape the future of transport in the region.

Proposals are at a very early stage of development. At this stage, no decisions have been taken around modes of transport or detailed routes – it is anticipated that there will be a number of consultation phases over the coming years as plans develop.

Note that additional engagements will take place on other routes over the next year. If you wish to be kept informed about this project please provide your email address in the "stay informed" box. Alternatively you can sign up to our Your Voice engagement website to be kept informed about all upcoming West Yorkshire Combined Authority consultation / engagement activities.

How do I find out more?

You can ask us a question using the question box below, or you can contact us via email at: yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

Our ambition is to deliver excellent transport infrastructure for the future which supports the Leeds City Region to ensure all our communities are connected to good transport links and can benefit from economic growth.

Leeds City Region covers the 10 districts of Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York and is an economic geography that explains how people travel to work and how businesses operate.

We are already investing heavily in bus, road and rail networks through the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund (opens in a new page) and Connecting Leeds (opens in a new page) programmes, with a number of exciting new schemes planned in the next decade.

We are preparing for future growth (of both the economy and population) through the development of a new Connectivity Plan for the region, to complement and maximise the positive impact of High Speed Two (HS2) opening in Leeds in 2033 and the planned Northern Powerhouse Rail network.

We have identified a number of gaps in our current infrastructure, for example places that will need improved transport in the future that are not fully catered for by planned investment. We feel that improving connectivity to and from these communities will offer the greatest economic and social benefits to local residents.

Next steps

This is just the start of the conversation. We have already carried out extensive engagement with stakeholders, with more planned over the next few months. We intend to start initial public engagement in late 2019/early 2020, with your feedback helping to shape the future of transport in the region.

Proposals are at a very early stage of development. At this stage, no decisions have been taken around modes of transport or detailed routes – it is anticipated that there will be a number of consultation phases over the coming years as plans develop.

Note that additional engagements will take place on other routes over the next year. If you wish to be kept informed about this project please provide your email address in the "stay informed" box. Alternatively you can sign up to our Your Voice engagement website to be kept informed about all upcoming West Yorkshire Combined Authority consultation / engagement activities.

How do I find out more?

You can ask us a question using the question box below, or you can contact us via email at: yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

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