Introduction

2 Wellington Place

2 Wellington Place

The public inquiry into the Leeds trolleybus application was conducted by planning inspector Martin Whitehead and was held on the 5th floor of the Regus Building, 2 Wellington Place. It lasted from the 29th April to the 30th October 2014.

During the course of the inquiry, Mr Whitehead was assisted in matters relating to heritage by planning inspector Katie Peerless.

The management of the inquiry was undertaken by Persona Associates. The Programme Officer was Graham Groom and his assistant was Joanna Vincent.

The presentation of the case for the promoters (Metro and Leeds City Council), was handled by barristers Neil Cameron QC and Robert Walton.

The presentation of the opponents case was handled by individual opponents of the application, most notably by Peter Bonsall, Emeritus Professor of Transport Studies at Leeds University, and by barristers Gregory Jones QC and David Graham on behalf of First Bus and Leeds College of Art.

This website provides a searchable repository of all the inquiry documents. It’s intended to make it easier for relevant inquiry documents to be located in the event of an appeal, and to assist students who are interested in researching the inquiry process.