Leeds Development Corporation

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Leeds Development Corporation
Official language
Peter Hartley CBE
Key people
Martin Eagland

The Leeds Development Corporation was established in 1988 to develop South Central Leeds and the Kirkstall Valley. Its flagship developments included the Royal Armouries Museum at Clarence Dock and the Hunslet Green housing development. During its lifetime 4.1 million sq.ft. of non-housing development and 571 housing units were built. Around 9,066 new jobs were created and some £357m of private finance was leveraged in. Around 168 acres (0.68 km2) of derelict land was reclaimed and 7.2 miles (11.6 km) of new road and footpaths put in place.[1]

The Chairman was Peter Hartley CBE and the Chief Executive was Martin Eagland. The Executive Directors were Alan Goodrum, Robin Herzberg and Stuart Kenny. It was dissolved in 1995.[2]


  1. ^ "Impact of Urban Development Corporations in Leeds, Bristol & Central Manchester". Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions. 18 November 1998. Archived from the original on 11 December 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2009.
  2. ^ "The Leeds Development Corporation (Dissolution) Order 1995". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 28 August 2018.