Infrastructure

We’re working to build and renew West Yorkshire’s infrastructure to ensure that it is fit for the 21st century and will enable transformative growth for the region.

A key part of what we do is building and renewing West Yorkshire’s infrastructure to ensure that it is fit for the 21st century and will enable transformative growth for the region.

Working with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, we are now responsible for a programme of around £2 billion of devolved Government investment to boost jobs, growth and transport in the City Region. This includes the £1 billion LEP Growth Deal – the largest such settlement of any local enterprise partnership area in the country – and the £1 billion West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, as well as other local, national and European funding.

This investment, alongside a first-stage devolution deal agreed with Government in March 2015, with the prospect of further devolution in the future, provides us with the tools to deliver growth and jobs at an unprecedented scale and make much more of a difference to the City Region economy.

We are making investments to transform the region’s transport infrastructure, with improved roads, rail and connectivity. We are also investing in housing, urban regeneration and bolstering flood defences to protect homes and businesses. We are also investing in technology to ensure that Leeds City Region is at the forefront of digital skills and a leader in clean energy and low carbon technology.

In this section, you can find details of the projects that we are responsible for delivering to improve the lives of those living in our city region.

How we're improving the region's infrastructure

  1. Digital technology

    The knowledge and data-intensive economy and lifestyles of the 21st century need high-speed, reliable internet connectivity, while businesses also need cutting-edge equipment and facilities to help make new ideas a reality.

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  2. Flood defence

    With extreme weather events such as flooding more likely to occur more often in the future, it is crucial for us to invest in protecting the people, homes and business in our city region.

    Read more about Flood defence
  3. Green technology

    Transforming Leeds City Region to a low carbon, sustainable economy based on innovative, clean energy is one of our core priorities.

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  4. Housing and Regeneration

    The Leeds City Region Growth Deal will support the building of new housing, wider regeneration plans, and provide job across the region.

    Read more about Housing and Regeneration
  5. Transport

    We are delivering a programme of transport schemes projects designed to increase housing, employment and inclusive economic growth across the Leeds City Region.

    Read more about Transport