Public to have say on future plans

Shadwell, where a historical buildings review is to take place.
Shadwell, where a historical buildings review is to take place.

Residents are being asked what they think about Shadwell and how it could be improved as its conservation area is reviewed for the first time in 35 years.

The village was designated a conservation area in 1973 to help protect its architecture and historical attractions from inappropriate demolition and development.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council’s executive member for city development, said: “Shadwell has a long and important history and impressive historic architecture.

“Local people know their area better than anybody and we very much welcome their views on the proposals.”

Shadwell dates from at least 1086 when it is documented in the Domesday Book, but there is evidence of human activity in the area dating from prehistoric times and the Roman period.

Under the plans the conservation area will remain largely unaltered, however, an area appraisal and management plan will be produced.

The draft proposals for Shadwell’s conservation area are available on-line throughout the consultation, at: and the public consultation will be from Monday June 25 to Friday July 27.

A public meeting and drop-in session will be held on Tuesday July 10 at The Recreation Centre, Holywell Lane, Shadwell, starting at 7pm with a drop-in from 7.45 to 9pm.

The proposals are expected for council approval in August. People can respond during the public meeting, or by emailing the conservation team at

A council spokesman said Leeds City Council’s Outer North East area committee has made this work a priority and allocated money from their Well Being Fund to ensure Shadwell has up-to-date conservation area protection.

A copy of the draft appraisal is from the conservation team at: Sustainable Development Unit, Leeds City Council, Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD.