Belgrave Gate and Mansfield Street link road

We’re planning to improve bus reliability and reduce journey times for buses leaving the city centre by building a new link road between Belgrave Gate and Mansfield Street.

Further information

The new link road would provide a much quicker route out of the city centre for buses leaving the Haymarket Bus Station and would also provide a new pedestrian route between Leicester’s two bus stations.

As part of the scheme, Mansfield Street would be upgraded to make it more suitable for buses. 

Planning permission for the proposals was granted in April 2017.

What is happening now?

Before the new road can be built, we need to acquire the land it requires for the scheme, including land in the area that is currently used as a car park and parts of access roads to properties facing Belgrave Gate and Church Gate. 

Some of the land, including the part of the car park required, has been purchased from the owners, but it has been necessary to use a compulsory purchase order to seek to acquire the rest of the land required. A public inquiry was held in December and we are now waiting on the inspector’s report. 

What happens next?

If the inspector confirms the compulsory purchase, we hope to start construction in May and complete the work this year. Final completion will depend on when we receive the inspector’s report and final decision.

You can view the plan on the documents below: