A number of people let me know that the link that was available for the consultation on the A660 proposals has now lost the connectivity to the consultation documents. I chased up Connecting Leeds and they have advised me of the information set out below.
“Dear Councillor Anderson,
The materials will remain available on the Connecting Leeds Commonplace webpages and visitors will also be able to see the comments submitted by contributors in perpetuity. We are considering a new website in order to make finding and commenting on the proposals easier.
Here is the link to the main commonplace webpage https://leedstransport.commonplace.is/
Here is the link to the Adel to Leeds webpage https://a660qtc.commonplace.is/overview
Here is a link to the Lawnswood junction improvement scheme webpage https://a660qtc.commonplace.is/schemes/proposals/lawnswood-roundabout-improvement-scheme/details
We have received 378 Lawnswood junction comments via the Commonplace platform. Almost 3,500 people have viewed the proposals for the Adel to Leeds route online.
We have also collected hundreds of printed feedback forms from five well attended public events along the route. Residents of the Lawnswood area attended all the meetings with some attending more than one and often for several hours, discussing the proposals at length with staff. We have also received many emails from residents offering comments on the proposals as well as lengthy submissions from residents and civic groups. In addition to this many residents requested paper copies of the proposals and forms which they could complete and return using a pre paid envelope.
The consultation and in particular the public events were promoted in the following ways
– A team of outreach specialists distributing 35,000 leaflets, posters and flyers in the local communities affected by schemes across the city, including in/around shops and other businesses in Headingley, West Park, Holt Park, Adel etc.
– Councillor & MP briefing notes explaining the proposals, outlining the plan for the consultation (events, etc.) and requesting support promoting engagement to local residents groups
– Emails to local residents groups such as the West Park Residents association and civic organisations such as the Civic Trust and Leeds Cycling Campaign.
– Engagement with key landowners and other stakeholders, such as the University of Leeds (who own various properties around the Lawnswood junction).
– 2,000 + flyers sent directly to properties around Lawnswood roundabout & Otley Old Road.
– A comprehensive advertising campaign covering printed media (10+ YEP adverts), social media and outdoor media (billboards etc).
– Use of the city’s roadside Variable Message Signs, including one on Otley Road’s approach to Lawnswood roundabout from the north, and Real Time Information displays in bus stops.”