THE BROAD GRASS VERGE AND TREES ON THE MOOR THAT ARE UNDER THREAT

by Bill

Ever since the trolleybus scheme was first announced in 2009, Metro has insisted that it would only affect the north side of Woodhouse Moor. All through the recent consultation process, from late 2012 until this Summer, Metro said nothing about wanting land on the south side. But a document included in their Transport and Works Act Order shows that in addition to land on the north side of the Moor, they also want to take land on the south side. The area they want includes all of the broad grass verge and avenue of trees bordering Woodhouse Lane.

The Avenue

The Avenue

The plan is to have Leeds City Council de-classify the land as a public park, and also as open space. This will mean we won’t be able to complain at the public inquiry that the trolleybus route is across a public park, and Metro won’t have to pay compensation for the parkland it wants to appropriate.

Please object by writing to the following address by the 9th November:

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