Archive for Month: May 2011

  • Land at Holt Avenue – Planning Inspector’s Decision

    The decision on the Planning Appeal for the David Wilson Homes application has now been published. I am very disappointed at both the outcome and also the lack of weight that has been put on the comments and evidence by local residents in their personal submissions and the Adel Association in its vigorous and detailed…

  • Safety on Britain’s Roads

    I have been advised of the following by the Council today. The DfT [Dept for Transport] has published ‘Strategic Framework for Road Safety‘, which sets out the government’s approach to reduce deaths and injuries on Britain’s roads http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/strategicframework/pdf/strategicframework.pdf

  • SEEPAGE OF WATER, HOLT LANE

    Further to the ongoing problems with water seepage outside nos. 3 & 5 Holt Lane, I have now received the following update from the Operations Manager, Highways: “I note that Yorkshire Water are again undertaking further investigatory works near the seepage, whilst I will seek confirmation of their findings, I have now decided that I…

  • A59 Blubberhouses Temporary Road Closure

    I was recently asked to check out this potential road closure after a resident had advised me that some signs had been put out. Set out below is the information I have been sent. “Dear Councillor, North Yorkshire County Council is proposing to carry out major landslip stabilisation works of a steep slope above the…

  • Traffic Notice – A61 Harrogate Road, Harewood – events taking place

    ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(2) ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991 LEEDS CITY COUNCIL  (A61 HARROGATE ROAD (PART)) (HAREWOOD EVENTS) (TEMPORARY 30 MPH SPEED RESTRICTION & NO RIGHT TURN) ORDER 2011 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that because of the likelihood of danger arising to the public (holding of events) Leeds City Council…

  • Ginnel between Redesdale Gardens and The Crescent

    I was recently asked by a local resident to view the path between Redesdale Gardens and The Crescent. The state of the footpath was very untidy and is broken up and dangerous in various parts. Just prior to reaching the back gardens of the properties on The Crescent there has been a level of fly tipping, particularly…

  • Care & Repair

    I’ve been approached by Care and Repair who are an organisation that carry out a number of services to help older people, disabled people and people of low incomes to ask if I would highlight the services they offer. If you know of any friend, relative or neighbour who fits any of the following criteria…

  • Recycling Project in the Holtdales and Holt Farms

    I recently met with Council Officers and Local Housing Officers to discuss the feedback from the recent consultation exercise. The update from this meeting is as follows: “The communal recycling within the Holtdale/Holt Farm area has been agreed.  Further clarity is to be sought on the location of two sites (Holtdale Lawn and Holt Farms) –…

  • Street Cleansing in the Holtdales

    I was approached some weeks ago both by local residents and by the local Residents’ Group to raise concerns about the lack of street cleansing enforcement action against people dropping litter. Particular concern has been raised by some residents about the role that pupils at Ralph Thoresby High School may have played. I took this…

  • Wayland Approach overgrown foliage/bushes

    In reference to the levels of overgrown foliage and the reported fly tipping at the rear of Wayland Approach, as it faces the school and can confirm that I took this issue up with West North West Homes and I have been advised that they have cleaned this up and cut back a lot of the…