Cash for study into £100m ring road

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A NEW £100m ring road in east Leeds will provide vital infrastructure support for a hoped-for housing boom in the area.

Leeds City Council is set to undertake a major study to examine the viability of a new east Leeds orbital road.

It would form part of plans for the long-mooted east Leeds extension, which could see up to 7,000 new homes being built.

The new orbital road would stretch from the Outer Ring Road at Red Hall round the east side of Leeds to Thorpe Park, joining a new Manston Lane Link Road, where it would connect with existing highways.

The idea is to provide the roads support necessary to accommodate the scale of the development.

The council’s decision-making executive board yesterday rubber-stamped approval for £150,000 funding for an initial feasibility study.