Are you IN?
Leeds City Council is asking for views on exciting proposals to develop and transform the 'Innovation Arc' - an area to the west of the city centre which is home to many of the city's educational, healthcare and cultural institutions. Our draft proposals have been published through the 'Leeds City Centre West: The Innovation Arc' Supplementary Planning Document' ('SPD').
The first round of public consultation has now closed. A second round is due to take place in early 2023, ahead of the document being formally adopted in Spring 2023. Further details regarding the second round of consultation will be announced shortly. If you have any questions, please contact


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To explore the SPD:
  • Download the full version of the Draft SPD (if you require this in an accessible format, please email
  • Read a summary version of each chapter through the links below
Where is the Innovation Arc?
The SPD area focuses on the west side of Leeds City Centre - an area equal in size to 175 football pitches.
The Innovation Arc is bordered by Woodhouse, Hyde Park, Burley and New Wortley, and contains three university campuses, the Leeds General Infirmary, the courts buildings, the Town Hall, Leeds Art Gallery, the city's library and museum, and City Square and the railway station.  

SPD Boundary Map

Given the size and scale of the total area, the SPD breaks the arc down into three inter-linked 'Innovation neighbourhoods':
  • Woodhouse Gateway
  • Great George Street
  • West End

Neighbourhood Boundary Map - Woodhouse Gateway, Great George St and West End

The Innovation Arc is an area of major opportunity:
To find out more, click below: