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Welcome to the West Park Residents Association website

This site is intended to provide a source of information about the West Park and Spen Lane area and events which affect the residents.

Use the links across the top and side of the page to find the information you are looking for.

As well as us telling you things, the Association is also interested in hearing from you with reminiscences about your life in West Park so that we can share these with local residents. The best way to do this is via an email to we will then telephone you to discuss how we can work together to put your reminiscences on the web site.

The Association is always interested to hear from residents about how the web site could be improved, so if you have any ideas or comments email these to us on

New Generation Transport (The Trolleybus)

The Association has worked with the North West Leeds Transport Forum , Weetwood Residents Association and others in opposing the New Generation Transport (NGT) proposals for Leeds. The Public Inquiry has, from the 29th April until 31st October heard evidence from the NGT team and from the many objectors.

Doug Kemp (chairman of WPRA) submitted EVIDENCE on behalf of WPRA before the Inquiry which was supplemented by an INQUIRY SUBMISSION and a CLOSING STATEMENT. These documents can be viewed from these links. Other documents on which WPRA has collaborated can be found on the NWLTF website

Audio recordings were taken during the Inquiry, with the Inspectors permission. These recordings cover all of the 72 days' proceedings and although not officially entered as evidence, provide a full word-for-word account of the proceedings. These can also be found on the NWLTF website.

For specific sessions involving WPRA, please follow this LINK.

Recent News

February 2015 - NWLTF Transport Proposals for the Area

The North West Leeds Transport Forum has prepared some proposals for the development of transport in the local area. These proposals draw on published documents, blue-sky thinking and discussions with interested parties. The proposals are in full accord with national and local priorities.

We believe that, for a number of reasons, including the prospect of increased devolution to the Leeds City Region, their potential inclusion in Leeds transport strategy should be considered as a matter of urgency.

An executive summary of the proposals can be found here and the complete document can be found here.

November 2014 - the NGT Public Inquiry

Many of you will know that the public inquiry for NGT has now finished. The North West Leeds Transport Forum website has been updated with an analysis of what happened at the inquiry and what happens next so please check there for the latest information.

July 2014 - the NGT Public Enquiry

Many of you will also know that the public inquiry timescale has been greatly extended due to the number of objectors and the detailed analysis of their objections. Because of this extended timescal there is a holiday period and therefore the Inquiry will adjourn at lunch on Thursday 24th July and resume Tuesday, 2nd September.

As you may know a complete set of audio recordings have been made by the objectors which is available for you to listen to. As this consists of many individual recordings we have included an index to the recordings which can be accessed here.

Every effort has been made to try to ensure that the information provided on this website is correct. If it is felt that any detail is incorrect, please contact us at

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