July 2022 – Holbeck Viaduct, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Plans continue to convert around a mile of ex-LNWR track into a highline walkway, or – as the flowery rhetoric of the Holbeck Viaduct Project Group’s vision document puts it – ‘a distinguished linear public space.’ Which is more than can be said for the rather depressing industrial landscape through which the 92-arch structure and associated embankment runs. However, it would be wonderful to see this Victorian landmark restored and serving the city and its community once more. The HVPG has now become a Community Interest Company and is hoping to have at least part of it open in time for the Leeds 2023 International Cultural Festival. (HVPG; RR)