- Holbeck Urban Village
Holbeck Urban Village is the name given to the mixed use re-generation south of
Leeds railway stationin Englandby local government and planning agencies.
The designated area, once known simply as part of
Holbeck, is located amongst ex-locomotive engineering and manufacturing buildings, some dating back to the 18th century. Among the listed buildings on the site are:
urban village' concept is being used alongside government investment to encourage building developers to create a mix of residential, business, and leisure facilities in their schemes.
Some local friction has been casued by the HUV being cited as 'expensive' and as a focus for government investment whilst sitting adjacent to the back to back housed areas of
Holbeckand Beeston Hill.
No doctors' facilities or supermarkets have been provided for the residents of the new area, and security is an issue with
prostitutionon the streets.
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