TO RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES
FROM the A660 JOINT COUNCIL
The A660 Joint Council was established in 1973 to campaign against proposals for a Headingley Bypass which would have torn the heart out of Headingley.
Between 2012 and 2016, the group conducted an ultimately successful campaign against a proposal by Leeds City Council and Metro to build a trolleybus system known as New Generation Transport (NGT). The scheme would have had articulated vehicles running between Holt Park and Stourton with park and ride sites at Bodington and Stourton.
We believed that the proposed trolley bus system was not the right transport system to meet the needs and aspirations of a modern city, especially given the physical characteristics of the A660 corridor.
We also believed that if the scheme had gone ahead, it would have brought a profound change in the ambience of the A660 corridor – not least because of the introduction of overhead power lines and selective widening of the carriageway involving loss of trees and grass verges and further increases in congestion.
The A660 Joint Council continues to look out for interests of the communities that border the A660 and is committed to preserving the corridor’s rich heritage. We invite community groups and local businesses based along and around the A660 to participate in our work.
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Meetings of the A660 Joint Council are held at the HEART Centre, Bennett Road, Headingley.