CG rendering of the new White Rose Railway Station.
Jane Imrie

Full steam ahead for South Leeds railway station with planning green light

Long-awaited plans for a new railway station in South Leeds have been approved.

Leeds City Council has granted planning permission for a new White Rose Railway Station in a bid to improve connectivity in the south of the city.

First proposed in 2018, the project is a partnership between Munroe K, the owners of White Rose Office Park, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Council, and Network Rail.

The northwest boundary of the White Rose Office Park and Millshaw Park Industrial Estate, between Churwell viaduct to the north and Walkers Bridge to the south, has been earmarked for the development.

In addition to the rail station new footpaths and cycleways will be built, as well as the improvement of nearby Public Rights of Way to provide safe pedestrian routes.

David Aspin, owner of Munroe K, commented: “We are delighted that planning permission has been granted to build the railway station that will undoubtedly improve the transport connections both within south Leeds and the wider city.”

“Our partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Council and Network Rail has helped to make this proposal become reality.

It is a testament to how collaboration can help to make significant progress in providing better connectivity in Leeds and the North.“

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