The Battles of Bramhope and Adel: Leeds Labour Council protects the Green Fields of Leeds NW – again.

Today Leeds Plans panel turned down two more applications to develop green field sites in Leeds North West. The applications were from developers seeking to get permission to build in Adel - on the fields between Church Lane and the A 660, opposite Adel Church. The Council has refused their applications. This comes hard on … Continue reading The Battles of Bramhope and Adel: Leeds Labour Council protects the Green Fields of Leeds NW – again.

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Bramhope, Leeds NW and Planning: Greg Mulholland’s record on the Localism Act and NPPF

Last week Leeds Labour Council turned down the planning application from Miller homes to build 380 houses on Breary Lane East. Mr Mulholland, Leeds NW’s LibDem MP, immediately wrote to constituents about this – directly from the Commons and on his website. He ‘confirmed’ Leeds City Council’s rejection of the application. He noted that Miller … Continue reading Bramhope, Leeds NW and Planning: Greg Mulholland’s record on the Localism Act and NPPF

‘Local Communities are powerless to protect their countryside’ – CPRE. Wriggle out of that, Mr Mulholland

We’ve frequently reported on the LibDem/Tory Coalition’s National Planning Policy Framework. We’ve stressed that its effects have been to remove powers from Local Authorities and local people. It’s been called a ’Developers’ Charter’ – and not without reason. Recent work by the Campaign to Protect Rural England now reveals just how bad the situation has … Continue reading ‘Local Communities are powerless to protect their countryside’ – CPRE. Wriggle out of that, Mr Mulholland

Adel and Wharfedale Labour Party joins residents in concern at Planning proposals for Church Lane, Adel.

As the concerns surrounding the recent planning applications mount, local voices in Adel have come together to pose questions to those in authority and to express community disapproval. A meeting was held on Thursday 8th May in the Adel Memorial Hall on Church Lane. Both Hallam Land and David Wilson Homes representatives attended the meeting, … Continue reading Adel and Wharfedale Labour Party joins residents in concern at Planning proposals for Church Lane, Adel.

The Grand opening of the composting toilet at Church Lane Allotments, Kirkstall: a last engagement for Bernard Atha

On Spring Bank Holiday Monday, May 26th 2014, Bernard Atha, retiring Labour Councillor for Kirkstall ward and Fiona Venner, the newly elected Labour Councillor for Kirkstall ward, ceremoniously cut the garland of toilet paper (with garden shears of course!) across the door of the newly constructed composting toilet on the Church Lane allotment site, just … Continue reading The Grand opening of the composting toilet at Church Lane Allotments, Kirkstall: a last engagement for Bernard Atha

Adel and Wharfedale’s candidate, Mark Henley, backs Leeds Labour Council’s ‘Brownfield Sites First’ campaign

Labour’s candidate for Adel and Wharfedale, Mark Henley, is backing Leeds City Council’s campaign to restore the requirement to build on brownfield sites first, to protect the green belt. The dropping of this requirement by the Tory-Lib Dem government in new planning rules introduced in 2012 has led to a “developer’s charter”, encouraging a flood … Continue reading Adel and Wharfedale’s candidate, Mark Henley, backs Leeds Labour Council’s ‘Brownfield Sites First’ campaign

Annual real wages in Leeds NW have fallen by 17% since 2010: Yorkshire and the Humber is over-reliant on temporary work

Alex Sobel, Parliamentary Candidate for Leeds NW, has joined Yorkshire’s Labour MPs to express concern at falling wages and the over-reliance of the region’s jobs market on temporary work. Annual real wages in Leeds North West have fallen by a mind boggling 17% - or more than £5300 – in the last three years. This is … Continue reading Annual real wages in Leeds NW have fallen by 17% since 2010: Yorkshire and the Humber is over-reliant on temporary work

Planning application to replace local petrol station

Euro Garages Ltd, the owners of Lawnswood Service Station sited at the junction of Otley Road and St Helens Lane in Adel, have submitted a proposal to demolish the existing petrol filling station and carwash and erect replacement petrol filling station with 5 pump island, canopy and convenience store with ATM, associated parking and access … Continue reading Planning application to replace local petrol station

Watch the Tour de France in Adel and Wharfedale

Last week Leeds City Council published the details of the official Grand Départ Spectator Hubs and leading locations to watch the start of this year’s Tour de France in Leeds were revealed. Areas along the route will play host to dedicated spectator zones as the world’s largest annual sporting event travels out from its start … Continue reading Watch the Tour de France in Adel and Wharfedale

Civic Hall plunging into darkness for Earth Hour

A Leeds city centre landmark building will be unplugged to mark Earth Hour this weekend. Leeds City Council is joining famous landmarks, celebrities, organisations and individuals up and down the country to show that with simple steps everyone can do something to reduce their environmental impact. The lights will be out at Civic Hall from … Continue reading Civic Hall plunging into darkness for Earth Hour