Leeds & West Yorkshire

Leeds Dock: Transport boost for development

Leeds Dock
Image caption The £250m development opened as Clarence Dock in 2007

Plans to boost transport links to a Leeds city centre waterside development have been approved by the council.

Leeds Dock has struggled to attract retailers and shoppers since it opened in 2007.

But more than £1.5m is set to be spent on making it easier to visit or commute to the area.

Among the proposals are new cycling routes, shuttle buses and even a water taxi.

A Leeds City Council report said the cost of providing the transport links would cost £1,547,500 over five years, with the dock owners Allied London meeting most of the bill.

The £250m development opened seven years ago as Clarence Dock.

Described as an urban village, the site included flats and shops built around a former industrial area.

A number of shops and restaurants closed with retailers claiming the area had little passing trade.

Allied London bought the site's 150-year lease in 2012 and unveiled plans to revitalise the area.

The company said it could not comment on the new transport plans.

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