Connecting Leeds: Corn Exchange & Call Lane - Leeds City Council proposes exciting developments for the future.

Leeds City Council is proposing exciting changes around the Corn Exchange. Here’s why

The Corn Exchange Triangle sits on the eastern edge of the pedestrianised core of the city. It is at the centre of a complex network of busy streets lined by Victorian and Edwardian buildings. The Corn Exchange itself is a landmark Grade I listed building, hosting a vibrant range of independent businesses. Call Lane is a major hub for the city’s night-life with a diverse range of bars and restaurants. The whole area is an increasingly important destination for food and drink, while remaining a location known for its independent retailers. Kirkgate Market, one of the largest indoor market halls in Europe with hundreds of traders, sits on the edge of the area.

The streets around the Corn Exchange are a major hub for bus movements in the city, with routes serving the north and south of the city intersecting with routes serving east and west of the city, and towns further afield. The area has significant footfall as it is criss-crossed by key pedestrian routes linking the pedestrianised core to Kirkgate Market, the Bus Station and the residential areas on the eastern and southern sides of the city centre.

The majority of people responding to our previous consultation felt positively about our proposals and felt they would make the area a more desirable location for everyone. Respondents felt the proposals would bring benefits for pedestrians, public realm, air quality and public safety.

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A public consultation event on the plans will be held at Leeds Corn Exchange Monday 14th October - 3.30pm - 7.30pm.

Adam Warner