In May 2019, Vastint UK hosted its second public exhibition on its plans for Aire Park. The event took place over three days and we heard from members of the public were invited to share their thoughts on proposed plans for this new district in Leeds.
The exhibition showcased information on a number of planning applications to be submitted later in the year. The four main areas of focus were:
- Aspirations for a new city park – Leeds City Council require that the new park be approximately 3.5 ha around the Tetley and surrounding land, comprising extensive grassed areas and large canopied trees. It will be a vibrant public space that is accessible, safe and child friendly. The park will provide opportunities for public art and cultural attractions as well as include a well-connected civic event space
- Outline information for the second phase of the development – Phase 2 of the development will include; up to 500 new homes; 1500m2 of workspace; 1.1 ha contribution to the new city park; 700m2 active spaces; new access to Leeds College of Building; redesign of Crown Point Road; improved pedestrian access
- The renewal and extension of the Crown Hotel building
- The first park-side buildings – the scheme presents the first two buildings to be designed in detail, west of The Tetley and south of Salem church. The buildings will be made up of office and commercial space.
The event was well attended by our partners, volunteers and members of the public and we received a huge amount of feedback on the scheme, with lots of encouragement.
We’ll be posting more news here soon!