The Leeds City Centre Vision Conference took place on Friday 15th October 2010 at the Royal Armouries. The 2010 conference gave leaders from both the ciyt’s private and public sectors the opportunity to review the key objectives of the prospectus published following an earlier conference held in 2008, and to re-focus our priorities going forward.
Further activity has taken place to develop the ideas that came out of the 2010 conference. Leeds City Council met with partners, stakeholders and facilitators of the conference workshops to develop a plan of action. This ‘action planning’ seminar took place on 23rd March 2011.
Click here to see the agenda of the action planning seminar.
Highlights of the action seminar were summarised by the Cllr Keith Wakefield, leader of Leeds City Council as follows:
- progress has been made towards our shared vision despite the recession
- ambition should be matched by vision and action
- as a city we should be more vocal in celebrating our successes and promoting our offer and that a Leeds Festival in 2013 could help with this
- the success of the city does not rest on big schemes alone. Other ‘day to day’ activities are part of the ‘glue’ holding our ambitions together
- there is solid partnership working in the city centre and we need to continue to build on that
Six priorities were identified:
- Leeds as a family friendly city centre
- Business improvement districts
- Improvements to the public realm
- Transport, primarily Leeds train station
- Development of the South Bank
- Kirkgate Quarter opportunities
For the full set of notes and the agreed plan of action from the action seminar, click here