Projects

Find details of the projects that we are responsible for delivering to improve the lives of those living in our city region.​

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West Yorkshire Combined Authority is now responsible for a circa £2 billion programme of devolved government investment to boost jobs, growth and transport in the City Region. This includes the £1 billion LEP Growth Deal – the largest such settlement of any local enterprise partnership area in the country – and the £1 billion West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, as well as other local, national and European funding.

This investment – alongside a first-stage devolution deal agreed with government in March 2015, with the prospect of further devolution on the cards – marks the start of an important new phase for our organisation. It provides us with the tools to deliver growth and jobs at a scale unprecedented in 10 years of economic partnership working and to increase the difference we are making to the City Region economy.

In this section, you can find details of the projects that we are responsible for delivering to improve the lives of those living in our city region.​ 

This includes a summary of projects funded through the LEP growth deal.

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Priority areas

  1. Priority 1: Growing business

    The West Yorkshire Combined Authority enables businesses in Leeds City Region to grow, creating jobs for local people, encouraging businesses to locate here and helping our economy to thrive, in partnership with the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

    Read more about Priority 1: Growing business
  2. Priority 2: Skilled People Better Jobs

    We live in a global economy in which we have to compete with others for jobs in a rapidly changing world. We recognise that there is a skills gap in our region and we want to address that gap and provide people with the tools to improve their employability, access jobs and realise their potential.

    Read more about Priority 2: Skilled People Better Jobs
  3. Priority 3: Clean energy and Environmental Resilience

    To ensure long term economic resilience and success, the City Region needs to plan for and manage future climate change impacts. Green Infrastructure can assist with this and help to attract and retain investment, skilled people and tourism.

    Read more about Priority 3: Clean energy and Environmental Resilience
  4. Priority 4a: Housing and Regeneration

    There are exciting schemes and projects across the Leeds City Region as a result of funding secured through the Leeds City Region Growth Deal, agreed between the government and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in July 2014.

    Read more about Priority 4a: Housing and Regeneration
  5. Priority 4b: Infrastructure for growth

    The Combined Authority aims to deliver 30+ transport schemes, make progress towards a single 'metro style' public transport network, connected to major national/northern schemes such as HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail.

    Read more about Priority 4b: Infrastructure for growth
  6. Priority 4c: Flood alleviation

    West Yorkshire Combined Authority is investing £20 million in a City Region-wide programme to bolster protection for homes and businesses from the devastating effects of flooding, such as the Boxing Day 2015 flooding which caused many millions of pounds worth of damage across the city region.

    Read more about Priority 4c: Flood alleviation
  7. Priority 4d: Enterprise zones

    The Enterprise Zones programme consists of 10 sites across the Leeds City Region. With a contribution of £45million Growth Deal funding, the sites are able to be built on to provide high standard premises for expanding businesses or businesses new to the Leeds City Region.

    Read more about Priority 4d: Enterprise zones
  8. West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund

    The Fund is targeted at enabling key development areas and will help to create about 20,000 new jobs over the next 10 years. A number of strategic transport projects will be delivered to facilitate growth identified in the SEP.

    Read more about West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund
  9. Local Transport Plan and Other DFT Funding

    The different authorities in the Leeds City Region are working together to ensure that West Yorkshire’s transport system connects people and places in ways that support the economy, the environment and quality of life.

    Read more about Local Transport Plan and Other DFT Funding