Leeds Innovation Arc

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').
Click here to complete our online survey.


Are you in? Innovation logo
To explore the SPD and have your say on the draft proposals:
  • Download the full version of the Draft SPD (if you require this in an accessible format, please email InnovationArc@leeds.gov.uk)
  • Read a summary version of each chapter through the links below
  • Complete our online survey 
  • Email InnovationArc@leeds.gov.uk or write to:  Innovation Arc SPD Consultation, Policy & Plan Group, Merrion House, 9th Floor East, 110 Merrion Way, Leeds, LS2 8BB
  • Come and speak to the team at one of our public consultation events
  • Join the conversation on social media across our Leeds City Council Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn channels
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: