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.

We also aim to develop and regenerate integrated spatial priority areas, supporting employment, quality environments and the building of 10-13,000 new homes per year.

The Combined Authority is also developing an integrated flood risk reduction programme, incorporating flood defences, green infrastructure and resilient development.

Priority 4b Projects

  1. Leeds Inland Port

    This project will deliver a new wharf facility at Stourton to enable transportation of freight from the Humber estuary into Leeds.

    Read more about Leeds Inland Port
  2. Growing Places Fund Garnetts Leeds

    We’re investing a loan from the Growing Places Fund to regenerate an ex-paper mill site on the Otley riverside into a housing site with a riverside restaurant and visitor centre.  The site has created over 230 homes and 30 jobs.

    Read more about Growing Places Fund Garnetts Leeds
  3. Growing Places Fund Glasshoughton

    The Glasshoughton project is a mixed development on a past colliery site at Castleford, near Wakefield that will provide 400 new homes and substantial employment at a number of commercial premises.

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  4. Growing Places Fund Prince of Wales Pontefract

    A £1.950 million loan from the Growing Places Fund is helping to redevelop a former colliery site into a 31 hectare urban community, complete with housing, medical centre, community centre, nursery and public space.

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  5. Growing Places Fund Witt Group Calderdale

    The LEP’s £1.3 million Growing Places Fund loan to The Witt Group helped the world-renowned industrial fan designer and manufacturer to move into new premises, and launch new product lines. The project will create over 20 new jobs by bringing previously outsourced work back to the City Region and equipping the company to take on larger and more complex contracts.

    Read more about Growing Places Fund Witt Group Calderdale
  6. Growing Places Fund Aire Valley Land Leeds

    The LEP’s Growing Places Fund loan to Aire Valley Land LLP helped kick-start work on the Temple Green site of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone, which will lead to the creation of up to 3,000 new jobs.

    Read more about Growing Places Fund Aire Valley Land Leeds
  7. Growing Places Fund New Bolton Woods Bradford

    The LEP’s Growing Places Fund is providing two loans to enable development of the New Bolton Woods urban village, on the Canal Road corridor in Bradford, giving a major boost to plans for a thriving village centre that will include a primary school, nursery and health facilities, improved green spaces and sports pitch facilities.

    Read more about Growing Places Fund New Bolton Woods Bradford
  8. Growing Places Fund Citu

    The LEP’s Growing Places Fund is investing in a major £125 million business and residential development in South Bank Leeds that will see 316 low carbon homes and a footbridge for cyclists and pedestrians.

    Read more about Growing Places Fund Citu
  9. Growing Places Fund OE Electrics

    The LEP’s £1 million Growing Places Fund loan to local employer OE Electrics will enable the manufacturer to double in size eventually as almost 150 extra jobs are created. OE Electrics is a specialist manufacturer of cable management solutions with new contracts in global airport seating and Further Education in the UK.

    Read more about Growing Places Fund OE Electrics
  10. Growing Places Fund Market Invoice

    Our £250,000 Growing Places Fund investment is helping small and medium-sized enterprises from the region access additional working capital. including short term loans of up to 80% of the value of a long date invoice, to boost cash flow.

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  11. Growing Places Fund Kirkstall Forge Leeds

    A £5 million Growing Places Fund loan from the LEP is helping to fund the redevelopment of brownfield land at the former Forge. A new railway station has been opened at the heart of the development and a new road junction created at the site's entrance onto the A65

    Read more about Growing Places Fund Kirkstall Forge Leeds
  12. Broadband Programme

    We are working with Superfast West Yorkshire and York, our partner councils, Broadband Delivery UK (DCMS), ERDF and BT Openreach to speed up broadband speeds for up to 98% of West Yorkshire and York.

    Read more about Broadband Programme

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