National Planning Mess

This post was originally written to be a response to the comment on the second "Soggy Bottom" objection, post and comment can be read here. I have published separately as I believe there are many salient points about the current governments planning mess. - Editor. Where do I start to deal with Michael’s blunderbuss discharge … Continue reading National Planning Mess

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Saving Bramhope

Site at risk. Leeds City Council has been required by the Government to identify possible sites for housing in the years up to 2028.  The Development Plan Framework identifying sites across Leeds is now in the final stages of public consultation. The council does not build itself but developers can propose development on any land they … Continue reading Saving Bramhope

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.

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

Developers told to review plans for Moseley Wood Bottoms

   Leeds City Council has questioned the proposed plan to build up to 200 homes on the area of land behind Moseley Wood Gardens known locally as Moseley Wood Bottoms or, more appropriately, Soggy Bottom. At a meeting of the City Plan Panel on Thursday April 10th, councillors raised a number of questions about the … Continue reading Developers told to review plans for Moseley Wood Bottoms