Transport connectivity and the ability to move goods and people in, around and across our region is regularly cited by members as something which must be improved. Here you will find information on the latest Chamber policy activity.
Closely connected to transport and infrastructure is for housing development to be in the right places to help cities grow and thrive. This report is about delivering housing choice for the people of Leeds.
Download the Liveability Leeds report here
Employment Land Report
Ensuring businesses can expand if they want to is important. This report highlights the challenges facing many Bradford businesses in this area, calling for an Employment Land Review update and an offer to work with the local planning authority on other solutions.
Download the Employment Land Report here
Leeds Waterfront Report
Utilising all of a city’s assets and engaging with the rest of the centre is a theme that runs through this report about the ‘South Bank’ of the River Aire. With an ambition to become the ‘best city in the UK by 2030’, this report has helped renew interest in Leeds’ Waterfront ambitions.
Download the Leeds Waterfront report here
Chamber Transport Update
Latest transport update from the West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce can be found here
Northern Powerhouse rail line
Bradford Council’s ‘advocacy document’ on the case for bringing the Northern Powerhouse rail line through the city can be found here.
The Yorkshire Hub and South Bank Leeds
Following the announcement in November 2015 that HS2 services will share a common concourse at an enlarged and redeveloped Leeds station, the Chamber has published its thoughts on how the city can maximise the potential created by this major investment in rail infrastructure. A copy of the report can be downloaded here
Rethinking Leeds Station
The West & North Yorkshire Chamber supports the proposals to develop new high speed rail infrastructure across the UK. Growth in rail passenger numbers has been one of the nation’s success stories and is forecast to continue over the coming decades. The need for increased capacity cannot be overstated as existing infrastructure will not be sufficient to accommodate expected increases in passenger numbers. Furthermore if we are to achieve the long term goal to move more freight off roads and to rail then we need to build extra capacity.
Download the full report here
National Infrastructure Commission
The Government’s strategy body for delivering long-term infrastructure improvements has made a number of recommendations previously lobbied for by West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. Further details can be found here
High Speed Rail
Plans are progressing to bring new high speed rail connectivity to Yorkshire in the form of HS2 (north-south) and HS3 (east-west). The Chamber supports this investment, not just because it will improve journey times but because it will provide much needed additional capacity to our already overcrowded regional and national rail network. Our dedicated section on high speed rail contains more information.