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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


The Abbey Multi Academy Trust (MAT) has decided to proceed with the proposal to permanently expand St Chad's C of E Primary School. This would lead eventually to a school population capacity of 420. Since this would require part of West Park Fields to be fenced off as a school sports pitch, approval has to be sought from Fields-in-Trust. The previous public consultation exercise organised by School Services, showed that among school staff, parents, and residents:

The Next Step

An application for approval of the fencing-off will be sent by Leeds City Council to Fields-in-Trust.

As yet (14-June-2017) no application by Leeds City Council to Fields-in-Trust has been made, any further updates will be given here and via email to members as and when they occur.

Please note that information previously circulated to local residents is available Chronicle_24 and here.

Recent News

June 2017 - A general update on issues affecting West Park

St Chad's Primary school No proposal has yet been submitted to Fields-in-Trust by Leeds City Council. There also does not seem to be any plans available regarding the position and location for the school sports pitch.
20 mph Speed zone for West Park
These proposals are about to become public, and there will be an opportunity for residents to comment. It is likely that traffic calming will be proposed for Spen Road and West Park Drive. Once details become available, WPRA will provide further information.
West Park Centre Housing development
Plans for the housing development will be available for inspection and comment on Wednesday 12th July between 4.00pm - 6.00 pm at the United Reformed Church on Spen Lane.

For all these issues more details will be sent out once additional information is available.

March 2016 - Friends of West Park Fields Community Orchard

ON the 9 March 2016 the Friends of West Park Fields, ably assisted by the Parks and Recreation department of Leeds City Council, planted 25 trees of varying types including apples. pears, plums and hazels and one mulberry to create the WPRA community orchard. The orchard is located on the field known locally as "the hayfield" and can be accessed at the junction of Kepstorn Road and Northolme Crescent. The trees and instruction on the best way to plant them to ensure their growth were provided by the Urban Orchard Project. The weather was less than kind to the group and the field was extremely muddy as can be seen from the photographs here.

December 2015 - Friends of West Park Fields group

The Resident's Association has formed a sub-group specifically aimed at developing and improving the West Park fields. Details of the current actions of the group can be found in the December 2015 Chronicle, accessed here If you are interested in the future use of the fields and wish to join the group then Click joinfowpf to send us your details.

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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