What is Eastgate?
The scheme, which covers a 1 million sq ft area, will include anchor stores for John Lewis and Marks & Spencer, some 130 new shops, restaurants and bars, the restoration of the Grade II listed Templar House set around a new public square, improvements to the historic Templar House Hotel and a 2700 space multi-storey car park. This is a revised version of the original Eastgate and Harewood Quarter that received outline planning permission in August 2007 but was put on hold following the global financial crisis. A new outline planning application was submitted on 10 March 2011. You can see the current outline planning application here but be warned – it consist of 90 separate documents, some of which are huge. The most useful documents to read first are labelled ‘HUK3-1’ and set out the scheme’s main design. Apart from being slightly smaller in size, the main change from the original scheme is the removal of the proposed 600 residential units.
2. Why is Eastgate a Threat to the Market?
3. What are the wider concerns about Eastgate?
4. How can we challenge the Eastgate scheme to protect the Market?