White Rose Rail Station

A new rail station is proposed in south Leeds on the Leeds to Dewsbury section of the main TransPennine rail route, 750 metres south of the existing Cottingley station, near the White Rose office park.

Station proposals are being developed by Munroe K, owner of the White Rose Office Park, and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

The new White Rose rail station will be a destination station that also connects local communities including Cottingley, Churwell and Millshaw. The area around the proposed site for the White Rose rail station is close to the important business, employment and education sites at the White Rose office park including Elliott Hudson College and the White Rose Shopping Centre.

It represents significant transport investment in south Leeds and the construction will create employment opportunities and increase skills.


The proposed development

  • A new modern rail station
  • Better connections for local people to employment opportunities, education and leisure
  • Will be accessible to all users, and fully compliant with the Equality Act
  • Will offer excellent public access with safe, well-lit walkways
  • Will incorporate new and upgraded cycle routes and pathways
  • Will be served by bus and vehicle drop off and pick up points
  • Will utilise sustainable construction methods and building operation


Implications for Cottingley rail station

The station forms part of an improved city transport system and is part of a wider transport investment and regeneration programme, the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme.

We will be doing detailed work to understand the potential implications of this development for Cottingley rail station, because it is unlikely that two stations that are so close together can be fully sustained. Following this assessment we will undertake substantial consultation with local people in 2020 to understand their needs and develop a scheme that best meets their requirements.

We will also explore a range of options to ensure people in Cottingley and neighbouring areas have the access they need to the rail network and other transport links, including the potential for an on-demand bus service for the community.


Pre-planning consultation

Munroe K, owner and operator of the White Rose Office Park, and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority will be submitting a planning application for the station buildings to Leeds City Council in late 2019. If you have any comments at this stage, we invite you to contact Munroe K before the end of November 2019:

Email: info@WhiteRoseOfficePark.co.uk
Post: Munroe K, Building 3, White Rose Office Park, Millshaw Park


What engagement has already happened?

The first phase of public engagement regarding this station took place from 2 July - 3 August 2018. For information about this engagement please visit an archived copy of the engagement website by clicking here (opens in a new page)

A report has been produced that includes all the comments received during the engagement period and this feedback has informed the outline business case for the development of White Rose rail station.


Next steps

The outline business case for the station has been submitted to the Combined Authority and this will be discussed by the Investment Committee on 7 November 2019. Subject to approval of this business case submission, we will be in a position to provide further information on the next phase of public consultation.

If you haven’t done so already we encourage you to sign-up on Your Voice to be kept informed of future activity.

A new rail station is proposed in south Leeds on the Leeds to Dewsbury section of the main TransPennine rail route, 750 metres south of the existing Cottingley station, near the White Rose office park.

Station proposals are being developed by Munroe K, owner of the White Rose Office Park, and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

The new White Rose rail station will be a destination station that also connects local communities including Cottingley, Churwell and Millshaw. The area around the proposed site for the White Rose rail station is close to the important business, employment and education sites at the White Rose office park including Elliott Hudson College and the White Rose Shopping Centre.

It represents significant transport investment in south Leeds and the construction will create employment opportunities and increase skills.


The proposed development

  • A new modern rail station
  • Better connections for local people to employment opportunities, education and leisure
  • Will be accessible to all users, and fully compliant with the Equality Act
  • Will offer excellent public access with safe, well-lit walkways
  • Will incorporate new and upgraded cycle routes and pathways
  • Will be served by bus and vehicle drop off and pick up points
  • Will utilise sustainable construction methods and building operation


Implications for Cottingley rail station

The station forms part of an improved city transport system and is part of a wider transport investment and regeneration programme, the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme.

We will be doing detailed work to understand the potential implications of this development for Cottingley rail station, because it is unlikely that two stations that are so close together can be fully sustained. Following this assessment we will undertake substantial consultation with local people in 2020 to understand their needs and develop a scheme that best meets their requirements.

We will also explore a range of options to ensure people in Cottingley and neighbouring areas have the access they need to the rail network and other transport links, including the potential for an on-demand bus service for the community.


Pre-planning consultation

Munroe K, owner and operator of the White Rose Office Park, and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority will be submitting a planning application for the station buildings to Leeds City Council in late 2019. If you have any comments at this stage, we invite you to contact Munroe K before the end of November 2019:

Email: info@WhiteRoseOfficePark.co.uk
Post: Munroe K, Building 3, White Rose Office Park, Millshaw Park


What engagement has already happened?

The first phase of public engagement regarding this station took place from 2 July - 3 August 2018. For information about this engagement please visit an archived copy of the engagement website by clicking here (opens in a new page)

A report has been produced that includes all the comments received during the engagement period and this feedback has informed the outline business case for the development of White Rose rail station.


Next steps

The outline business case for the station has been submitted to the Combined Authority and this will be discussed by the Investment Committee on 7 November 2019. Subject to approval of this business case submission, we will be in a position to provide further information on the next phase of public consultation.

If you haven’t done so already we encourage you to sign-up on Your Voice to be kept informed of future activity.