Recognising the fact that Pool-in-Wharfedale suffers horrendous levels of pollution yet would be outside the city's proposed clean air zone, our local MP Alex Sobel has requested special consideration be given to the town. He has also asked that the monitoring in areas of Otley be improved. It could be said that a local Tory … Continue reading Local Politics: Alex Sobel Requests Clean Air Zone
A Leeds primary school business manager forged the headteacher’s name on over 100 cheques in order steal more than £50,000. https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/leeds-school-business-manager-jailed-after-forging-cheques-worth-53-000-1-8895599
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
Pool-in-Wharfedale was the scene of a motor incident following a police chase http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/15529794.Police_pursuit_ends_in_crash_at_Pool_in_Wharfedale/
Leeds City Council's Highways Department is proposing a series of measures to slow traffic down following the death of Kate Whalley who was hit by a car on Leeds Road, Pool-in-Wharfedale. http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/15478990.Plans_to_slow_down_traffic_at_Pool_in_Wharfedale_after_death_of_teenager/?ref=mrb&lp=3
One of the old spaces at Pools Mills, Otley Road, Pool in Wharfedale has been granted planning permission to change the use of the building from B1 (Business) to A3 (Restaurants & Cafés). Full details of the planning process can be found here.
Following the tragic death of student Kate Whalley on the A660, Pool-in-Wharfedale Parish Council has written to Leeds CC Chief Executive to demand the installation of speed cameras in the area of the incident. http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/15434604.__39_Speed_cameras_should_be_installed_now__39____Pool_Parish_Council_demands_action/?ref=mrb&lp=1