Almost a thousand formal objections have been made against plans for a trolleybus system in Leeds. It's after the public were given six weeks to raise their concerns.
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Campaigner Joe Salmon & New Generation Transport Project Director David Haskins
Protesters opposed to a £250m trolleybus scheme for Leeds have been lobbying the city council as the deadline for objections looms.
Protesters opposed to a 250 million pound trolleybus scheme for Leeds have been lobbying the city council as the deadline for objections looms.
Campaigners gathered with placards to voice their concerns about the scheme ahead of a meeting at the civic hall. Transport bosses say it'll bring employment and other benefits to the city. But those against argue the price tag is too high. The public consultations finishes at the end of the month.
Campaigners against the new proposed Trolleybus scheme in Leeds are staging a demonstration outside the city's Civic Hall today. It is ahead of a meeting where plans for the project will be discussed.
Residents living on the route of a proposed trolleybus scheme in Leeds are stepping up their campaign against the 250 million pound project.
The group is to start a petition against the route, which would go directly past their homes.
There's also concerns for the environmental impact, but Leeds City Council says it's critical to the city's future. Emma Wilkinson reports.
Opposition to plans for a trolleybus system in Leeds is growing as campaigners have started a petition against the scheme.
Leeds City Council says the two hundred and fifty million pound project would boost the local economy but residents in West Park held a meeting last night to share their concerns over the impact the controversial proposals will have on the area.
A residents' group in Leeds is starting a petition against controversial plans for a trolley bus system in the city.
West Park Residents Association voiced their concerns about Leeds City Council’s proposals to the local community at a meeting last night.
The Council has already moved one step closer with its plans for the £250 million trolleybus with the submission of a Transport and Works Act Order.
The TWAO is an application for permission to build and operate the system, which the Council says would reduce journey times and boost the economy.
But Doug Kemp, Chairman of the WPRA feels the disadvantages of the scheme far outweigh the benefits proposed by the Council.
Plans for a new trollybus system in Leeds have been described as 'critial' to the city's future by business leaders. An official submission of the £250 million tram proposal will be made later today.