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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

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.

May 2014 - the NGT Public Enquiry

Many of you will know that the public equiry is being held at Regus 2 Wellington Place, Leeds LS1 4AP and the public is invited to drop in and listen to any of the sessions. The enquiry has its own website which can be found at NGT public Enquiry. There is also a recording being made of all the sessions if you cannot get to the venue. This recording can accessed at NGT enquiry blog. This link is the first day of the recordings and you can hear the other days recordings and together with commentary by clicking on the links for May in the Blog Archive.

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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