Leeds & West Yorkshire

Beeston regeneration plan expanded to cover 40 acres

Elland Road and the surrounding area
Image caption West Yorkshire Police Authority has bought some of the land, which is around Leeds United's ground

Extra land in a south Leeds suburb will be regenerated as part of plans by the city council.

The authority has acquired seven acres of land at Elland Road in Beeston, bringing the total area to be redeveloped to more than 40 acres.

The site, around the Leeds United football ground, is currently used as a match-day car park.

In 2007, the council developed a masterplan for the area to guide future development and encourage regeneration.

The council now owns all the land bounded by the M621 motorway, Elland Road, Lowfields Road and the railways line, with the exception of the football stadium.

The authority has already implemented parts of the masterplan having sold the former greyhound stadium on Elland Road.

West Yorkshire Police Authority bought the land for the development of their proposed new divisional headquarters.

Councillor Richard Lewis, executive member with responsibility for city development, said: "We will continue to keep the public informed about the progress of our plans for Elland Road to achieve our ambition to make the site an important contributor to the regeneration of the local community and Leeds economy."

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