Leeds needs more independent spirit, not just shopping centres | Leeds

A major developer investing in Leeds sends the right messages about confidence for the future. But a local blogger notes that at the same time areas that epitomise the city’s independent spirit are struggling.

In his blog on the restart of a £350m scheme, John Baron says this piece of good news hides the fact that the city is losing the uniqueness that makes it different from neighbouring cities.

He warns that the city must make the most of its character if it wants to remain a popular shopping destination.

Opinion: Leeds needs more independent spirit, not just shopping centres | Leeds : guardian.co.uk.

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