Archive for Month: October 2012

  • PLANNING MATTERS

    There has been a lot of talk in the media recently about the Government’s Planning policies and I would like to set out my views on planning. I am opposed to further encroachment on Greenbelt land in Leeds and see the preservation of the countryside and the unique nature of our villages and towns as…

  • ADEL NEIGHBOURHOOD FORUM

    As you may be aware a number of us have been working in a small group to develop the Adel Neighbourhood Plan. This is the next level up from the current Neighbourhood Design Statement and I am pleased to be able to inform you that the application received from Adel Neighbourhood Forum for the designation…

  • POOL COURT ARENA – PLANNING APPLICATION 12/03537/FU

    An application for office extension to stables and new outdoor riding area has been made for the above site. I was aware that a number of residents had not been advised of this and one of the Pool Parish Councillors asked me to put out the information to as many residents in the vicinity as…

  • DOG CONTROL ORDERS – UPDATE

    The Dog warden Service is reviewing the Dog Control Orders (DCO) it has in place and particularly the types and locations of land subject to a DCO. The review process includes a consultation exercise with interested parties. It is not envisaged that the actual types of  DCO we have in place i.e, dogs on leads…

  • TREE MAINTENANCE

    I am calling on Leeds City Council’s Forestry Department to provide area specific tree management plans across the City. The Council has a statutory duty to ensure that trees under its control are maintained in such a way that they do not pose an unreasonable risk to people or property.  Unfortunately, this means that where…

  • CLEAN UP ON STAIRFOOT LANE

    I have received confirmation from the Council, following a number of complaints received from local residents and continual chasing up, that they propose to cut back the vegetation on Stairfoot Lane. This will mean the road has to be closed for 2 days to enable it to be done safely. I have also been advised…

  • MOSS ON PAVEMENTS

    I have recently met with the Chief Officer from the Council’s Environment Action Department to ask that the Council introduce a policy for dealing with moss removal. I also asked them to work with Highways following an increase in complaints from residents about moss on pavements.  It is believed the problem may have worsened over…

  • GREEN DOCTOR

    The Green Doctor is a free service provided by local Charity “Groundwork”. To take advantage of the services Green Doctor offers you need to be on a low income and either be over 60 or registered disabled or have children under 16 living with you. Following an initial assessment the Green Doctor can install energy…

  • PARKING AROUND BEDQUILTS – SUNDAY FOOTBALL MATCHES

    Unfortunately the situation around the Bedquilts parking areas has got so bad that I have had to ask for action to be taken against drivers who persist on parking irresponsibly on Adel Lane on a Sunday morning. In the past twelve months, the number of teams using the pitches, and therefore the number of cars visiting…

  • Planning Application – 12/03537/FU – Office extension to stables and new outdoor riding area, Riding School Stables Premises, Pool Court Arena, Pool Bank New Road

    I have recently been advised that not all local residents who may have an interest in the above application have been advised by the Council of the above planning application. Some of your neighbours have already expressed some views about this proposal. Application details:- Number:      12/03537/FU Site:             Office extension to stables and new…