The redevelopment of Leeds’s former Tetley’s Brewery site and the regeneration project could take more than a decade to complete.
An initial blueprint for a transformation of the city’s South Bank – which the former brewery site would be part of – has now been adopted by the council.
It revealed commercial and residential redevelopment of the site would take place “over at least a 10 year period” and would be “challenging”.
The South Bank Planning Statement, green-lighted by the council’s executive board, also agreed to promote “active interim uses” for the site ahead of any redevelopment, ensuring it doesn’t lie dormant for the pre-development years.
A new park and temporary green spaces are expected to be built, to include “wild flower meadows, trees in containers, allotments, art workspace and installations”.
Civic bosses insist the regeneration proposals will transform a “grim” and “spoilt” part of Leeds for the better.