Local Events: Bramhope Christmas Lights

Further details are available via the Wharfedale Observer at the link below http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/15650755.Bramhope_getting_ready_for_debut_Christmas_lights_switch_on/

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Local Politics: Boundary Review Consultation

The Polling District and Community Governance Review 2017 is well under way and the initial proposals have been released. The only area to possibly be affected in our ward is Bramhope and Carlton where the proposal is to extend the boundary to include properties in the area of Kings Lane and Breary Lane East. You … Continue reading Local Politics: Boundary Review Consultation

Local News: Yorkshire in Bloom

First of all here is an article on Bramhope's surprise, but welcome, double award:  http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/15543714.Double_Yorkshire_in_Bloom_success_for_Bramhope/ Second is a little wider and includes wins for Horsfoth, Ilkley, and Addingham:  http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/15537755.Yorkshire_in_Bloom_winners_in_Horsforth__Ilkley_and_Addingham/

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.

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

Putting Bramhope Residents First – Round 1 to Leeds Labour Council Opposing Developers’ Plans

Leeds Labour Council has rejected the proposal to build 380 houses on open space on Breary Lane in Bramhope. The proposal was an example of the sort of speculative rush to development which the LibDem/Tory Coalition’s NPPF has encouraged and licensed. Local residents and groups – including Bramhope and Carlton Parish Council, and Adel and … Continue reading Putting Bramhope Residents First – Round 1 to Leeds Labour Council Opposing Developers’ Plans

‘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’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