Local News: Developers Appeal 70 Home Pool-in-Wharfedale Scheme

Earlier this year the Labour led Leeds City Council denied planning permission for a 70 home Taylor Wimpey development in Pool & Wharfedale. The council cited 4 different grounds including road safety and the site's Protected Area of Land status, among others. It has come to light that Taylor Wimpey are continuing to appeal the … Continue reading Local News: Developers Appeal 70 Home Pool-in-Wharfedale Scheme

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Safeguarding Tenants

Conservative ideology for a long time has been to minimise the state and maximise profits for those who already have money. The height of this was the selling off of social housing that began in the 1980s under Thatcher. The right to buy scheme, on paper, seemed a decent enough idea and gave long term … Continue reading Safeguarding Tenants

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 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.

Leeds City Council Budget 2014-15: 3. Now for the Good News – a Labour Council working to protect services.

This is the third of a series of posts explaining the Leeds Labour Council’s Budget for 2014-15.

Leeds North West Constituency

Over these past days we’ve brought you the depressing facts of LibDem/Tory Cuts, and their impact on Leeds.
We all need to understand what has been happening to Local Government funding.
We all need to appreciate the long hard road which has brought Leeds to this year’s Council Tax increase.IMG_6177

In the last of our series of posts on the Labour Council’s Budget, we bring you the Good News.
Children and the vulnerable are top of the list – 58.6% of the total Council Budget will be spent on Children’s Services and Adult Social Care.
But in a host of ways, the Labour Council is working to protect and improve life for all its citizens.

    CHILDREN – A NUMBER ONE PRIORITY – A COMMITMENT TO GIVE EVERY CHILD IN LEEDS THE BEST START IN LIFE

All 57 Children’s SureStart Centres have been kept open, and will be kept ope

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