‘Soggy Bottom’ – Objection 1

This objection is one of three from Adel & Wharfedale Labour Party about various aspects of the Reserved Matters application (site reference 15/04884/RM) of 135 houses on land known as ‘Soggy Bottom’ located just off Moseley Wood Gardens in Cookridge. The party reiterates its objections to applications 13/04148/OT for 200 houses which was rejected by … Continue reading ‘Soggy Bottom’ – Objection 1

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Labour: Working for you in Holt Park – Save Our Surgery and Sharkstoppers – and don’t forget the High Farm Gig

The Holt Park Health Centre Surgery is under threat of closure - with very little local or patient consultation. Alex Sobel, our Parliamentary candidate, has written to NHS England protesting about it – and he’s launched a petition. You can read more about the closure and what Alex has been doing HERE - and you … Continue reading Labour: Working for you in Holt Park – Save Our Surgery and Sharkstoppers – and don’t forget the High Farm Gig

Potential planning applications for more homes in Adel

Do you live in Adel? Did you know that David Wilson Homes plan to build 177 homes on the fields opposite the parish church on Church Lane. This is in addition to their existing site adjacent to Centurion Fields where they are building 45 homes. This area is full of historical significance, Adel Church was … Continue reading Potential planning applications for more homes in Adel

A New Heart for Holt Park – Completing the Picture

If you live in the Holt Park area or use the shops, library or Holt Park Active then you will be interested in the planning process for the regeneration of Holt Park Centre. Holt Park District Centre was built in the 1970s and provides a range of local services, primarily an ASDA foodstore, Ralph Thoresby … Continue reading A New Heart for Holt Park – Completing the Picture

Alex Sobel welcomes proposals for Holt Park development – in consultation with the local community

At the meeting of Leeds City Council today, Alex Sobel, Labour's Parliamentary candidate for Leeds North West, spoke out about proposals for the development of Holt Park Centre. He welcomed the suggestions for older people's housing, general housing - and the protection of Greenspace - all contained within the proposals. He regretted the failure of … Continue reading Alex Sobel welcomes proposals for Holt Park development – in consultation with the local community

The Greg Mulholland Spin Dossier No. 2: Royal Park School

Leeds North West Constituency

Our Leeds NW Liberal Democrat MP thinks of himself as a different kind of politician. This is how he presents himself on his website,
‘Whilst other politicians rely on spin, Greg is known as a plain speaker who is not afraid to speak his mind.’

In this spin dossier – number 2 in what we expect to be long-running series – we put his claim to the test.images

Leeds North West Labour Party would not normally deal with issues relating to other wards and constituencies in the city. However, as our MP has used the future of the former Royal Park School (Leeds Central, Hyde Park and Woodhouse) on his website to unfairly attack Leeds City Council, we must respond.

So what does Mr Mulholland say? His full article, published on his website, can be found here.

The essence of the article boils down to two accusations.
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To build or not to build? Adel and Wharfedale’s views on the issues and options

Adel & Wharfedale Labour Party has a clear policy on local development - at its heart is priority for building on brownfield sites, that is sites that have already been developed. [see our previous post 'An open letter from Adel and Wharfedale Branch Labour Party to residents of Adel and Wharfedale Ward on local housing … Continue reading To build or not to build? Adel and Wharfedale’s views on the issues and options

Well done Ireland Wood School – top of class for recycling

This term, Ireland Wood Primary School topped the recycling league table with Horsforth Newlaithes Primary School coming second. The schools have been awarded £500 and £300 respectively for their continued efforts. Leeds schools continue to lead the way in cutting emissions and going green with 1909kg of old electrical items being recycled in playground collection … Continue reading Well done Ireland Wood School – top of class for recycling

Leeds City Council to provide additional investment in local housing estates.

Housing estates across the city have been given a boost by further spending on commercial properties. The council has committed to invest an additional £130,000 to maintain premises it owns which are occupied by businesses such as post offices, grocers and takeaways and, as a result, increasing the lifespan and rental life of the buildings.These businesses … Continue reading Leeds City Council to provide additional investment in local housing estates.