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New multi-million Park & Ride set for Leeds

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A £10 million Park & Ride system is planned for Leeds following the success of a similar site at Elland road.

Tomorrow, plans for developing the one-thousand space Temple Green Park & Ride site, adjacent to the A63 Pontefract Lane will be discussed in front of the council cabinet.

In a report outlining the details of the site, the council hopes the site will provide sustainable transport options and parking capacity for growth in the city centre.

The scheme will cost more than £7 million in design fees and construction. The remaining costs are for purchase of the land.

Also being discussed tomorrow are plans to expand the site at Elland Road by an additional 375 spaces.

This site was initially set up to increase capacity of Leeds city parking in time for the Tour de France.

Despite initial reluctance from drivers to use the site, with only 12% of the spaces being used in the first couple of weeks, the site has since exceeded expectations in terms of demand and performance according to Leeds city council, with over 50,000 people using the services.

Due to the good feedback on the Elland Road site the council have proposed developing the Temple Green site believing there is a market for Park & Ride facilities.

The report says the scheme will help people into jobs, boost the local economy and generate income for the council.



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