Growth deal funded projects

We work in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined authority to fund and support projects around the region, primarily via the £1 billion LEP Growth Deal – the largest such settlement of any local enterprise partnership area in the country.

We work in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined authority to fund and support projects around the region, primarily via the £1 billion LEP Growth Deal – the largest such settlement of any local enterprise partnership area in the country.

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Projects by priority

  1. Local Transport Plan and Other DFT Funding

    The different authorities in the Leeds City Region are working together to ensure that West Yorkshire’s transport system connects people and places in ways that support the economy, the environment and quality of life.

    Read more about Local Transport Plan and Other DFT Funding
  2. Priority 1: Growing business

    The West Yorkshire Combined Authority enables businesses in Leeds City Region to grow, creating jobs for local people, encouraging businesses to locate here and helping our economy to thrive, in partnership with the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

    Read more about Priority 1: Growing business
  3. Priority 2: Skilled People Better Jobs

    We live in a global economy in which we have to compete with others for jobs in a rapidly changing world. We recognise that there is a skills gap in our region and we want to address that gap and provide people with the tools to improve their employability, access jobs and realise their potential.

    Read more about Priority 2: Skilled People Better Jobs
  4. Priority 3: Clean energy and Environmental Resilience

    To ensure long term economic resilience and success, the City Region needs to plan for and manage future climate change impacts. Green Infrastructure can assist with this and help to attract and retain investment, skilled people and tourism.

    Read more about Priority 3: Clean energy and Environmental Resilience
  5. Priority 4a: Housing and Regeneration

    There are exciting schemes and projects across the Leeds City Region as a result of funding secured through the Leeds City Region Growth Deal, agreed between the government and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in July 2014.

    Read more about Priority 4a: Housing and Regeneration
  6. Priority 4b: Infrastructure for growth

    The Combined Authority aims to deliver 30+ transport schemes, make progress towards a single 'metro style' public transport network, connected to major national/northern schemes such as HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail.

    Read more about Priority 4b: Infrastructure for growth
  7. Priority 4c: Flood alleviation

    West Yorkshire Combined Authority is investing £20 million in a City Region-wide programme to bolster protection for homes and businesses from the devastating effects of flooding, such as the Boxing Day 2015 flooding which caused many millions of pounds worth of damage across the city region.

    Read more about Priority 4c: Flood alleviation
  8. Priority 4d: Enterprise zones

    The Enterprise Zones programme consists of 10 sites across the Leeds City Region. With a contribution of £44.939m Growth Deal funding, the difficult to develop sites are able to be remediated, progressed and built on to provide high standard premises for expanding businesses or businesses new to the Leeds City Region.

    Read more about Priority 4d: Enterprise zones
  9. Superfast West Yorkshire and York Broadband

    The Superfast West Yorkshire and York project is striving to extend the availability of Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband infrastructure and to build on the already-achieved Government’s target for 95% of the UK to have access to superfast broadband speeds by the end of 2017

    Read more about Superfast West Yorkshire and York Broadband

Recent news related to these projects

  1. £9m manufacturing facility opens in Bradford

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    • 16 July 2019

    A family-run manufacturer has invested £9 million in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility which will future-proof its operation and enable the production of Springbond, a new eco-engineered carpet underlay made from upcycled plastic bottles.

    Read more about £9m manufacturing facility opens in Bradford