Planning and development are of continuing interest to the residents of Leeds North West. As we have reported before, all decisions on planning are now circumscribed by the Coalition’s National Planning Policy Framework. Only last week, some Coalition rebels [ not including our own Mr Mulholland] raised the huge problems the NPPF poses for Local … Continue reading Brownfield over Greenfield + level playing field for Local Residents: Leeds Labour Council challenges the Coalition
‘Rapacious developers’ ‘avalanche of opportunism’ ‘plans overridden at appeal’: The NPPF, Leeds NW and Mr Mulholland
We have frequently reported on planning and development in Leeds NW – and on the iniquities of the Coalition’s new National Planning Policy Framework. Mr Mulholland has also frequently commented on development in Leeds NW – usually to the effect that it is all the ‘fault’ of Leeds Labour Council. We wonder, therefore, what his … Continue reading ‘Rapacious developers’ ‘avalanche of opportunism’ ‘plans overridden at appeal’: The NPPF, Leeds NW and Mr Mulholland
Ancient Woodland, Planning and another clause in the developers’ charter: What chance now for Moseley Wood Bottoms or Roman Adel?
Another day – another post about Owen Paterson. This is the Environment minister’s weekend in the sun – flooding, storms, two mentions on Leeds NW Labour’s website. . . . But really – from the Government who gave you the Fiasco of the Forests, and the minister who complained about cheating badgers, we now get … Continue reading Ancient Woodland, Planning and another clause in the developers’ charter: What chance now for Moseley Wood Bottoms or Roman Adel?
Carry on up the A660. Boudicca in Bramhope?
Our scribe Andreas Bowlus sent the following report from Outermost Bramhope. "The natives are revolting. Almost 1000 objections on the council website to Miller Homes proposal for new houses in Bramhope reflects a residents revolt. The 380 proposed homes encompass more land than the Roman Legion confiscated. Residents have responded to the call from the … Continue reading Carry on up the A660. Boudicca in Bramhope?
The Coalition, Council finances, Widening inequalities, the New Homes Bonus – and the green fields of NW Leeds
More on the implications of the Autumn Statement for Housing and Planning in Adel and Wharfedale
SIGOMA – does that mean anything to you?
Well, perhaps it should do. It stands for ‘Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities’ – a grouping within the Local Government Association outside London. Leeds is part of it.
SIGOMA monitors, reports and highlights changes which affect Councils like Leeds.
Their reports always make important reading.
What they consistently show is the widening divide between London and the South East on the one side, and the rest of the country – including and especially Northern cities like Leeds – on the other.
In a recent report, SIGOMA highlighted the ‘startling’ differences which have appeared as a result of the Coalition Government’s changes since it took office in 2010.
By 2012 London and South East budgets had grown by £235 million, whilst the rest of England had shared a net loss of £4.5bn.
‘The Government has shifted its policy away from funding…
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Leeds North West, Housing, Planning and Sustainability – and Mr Mulholland, again!
For those in Adel, Bramhope, Cookridge, Pool and Holt Park who are interested in planning questions
Mr Mulholland has posted a piece on his website this week about housing, planning – and, inevitably, about Leeds Labour Council. We’re reluctant to give yet more time to Mr Mulholland’s statements. We’ve covered his outpourings on Otley’s ‘secret talks’ this week already. But the issue of housing and planning is a burning one in Leeds North West – and rightly so. It is thus essential that people be very accurately informed about the situation. As usual, Mr Mulholland’s post is self-serving rather than enlightening.
Many of Mr Mulholland’s statements start from the assumption of a villain, or dragon – Leeds Labour Council – against which he rides out as the pantomime hero. This time it is Leeds Labour Council which has plans to ‘concrete over Leeds North West‘ – his earlier words. It is their evil ways which have to be tackled. It is they who must be slain…
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Bramhope Village at risk: outline planning application by Miller Homes
We have written previously about the outline planning applications submitted by developers for greenfield sites in Cookridge, at Moseley Wood Bottoms, and Adel, on land opposite the church. Now we learn that Miller Homes have submitted an application for up to 380 houses in Bramhope on the land between the main road (A660) and Breary … Continue reading Bramhope Village at risk: outline planning application by Miller Homes
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
Mark Henley to fight Adel and Wharfedale for Labour in Leeds Council elections in 2014.
Mark Henley has been chosen to fight Adel and Wharfedale in the Council elections in 2014. Mark has lived in North Leeds for the past fifteen years. He’s a barrister, who has been in self-employed practice in Leeds for eighteen years: and has long experience of working for local people as a professional advocate on … Continue reading Mark Henley to fight Adel and Wharfedale for Labour in Leeds Council elections in 2014.