Archive for Month: February 2013

  • BEDQUILTS

    I was recently asked what the length of the least on Bedquilts is. I have received confirmation that the lease is for 999 years from 1935.

  • LACK OF SCHOOL PLACES

    With effect from the academic year 2013/14 parents will no longer apply to the Education Authority for a school place, they will apply directly to the school. Pressure on school places is evident from the birth rate and plans are being made to be as flexible as possible to ensure that there are places for…

  • TOUR DE FRANCE – GRAND DEPART FROM LEEDS – JULY 2014

    I have been sent the following information from the Head of Communications: “As you will know, Yorkshire has been successful in securing the Tour de France for Yorkshire with the Grand Départ starting here in Leeds. We thought you would find the below information from Welcome to Yorkshire useful. We will be working with them…

  • HIGH SPEED RAIL LINK TO LEEDS

    You will have read in the Press that an announcement has finally been made about Leeds being part of the proposed High Speed Rail Link from London. Do you think that this proposal will provide local residents with the transport links we desire and provide better links for business purposes and hence increasing job opportunities…

  • ELECTRIFICATION OF THE HARROGATE LINE

    There is a campaign currently ongoing within various pressure groups for electrification of the Harrogate line which will mean an increased frequency of service and more modern rolling stock on that line. This could also help the move towards providing a station for Leeds Bradford Airport which in my view is sadly lacking and we…

  • DOG FOULING

    I am inundated with complaints about people allowing their dogs to foul the footpaths, green spaces and parks in the area. There is generally an increase of people reporting this to me and to the Council at this time of year. I am therefore asking residents to work together with the Environmental Action Team at…

  • PUBLIC CONSULTATION – BODINGTON HALL

    I have been advised today by Jonathan Dunbavin at “id Planning” of the following information: BODINGTON HALL, ADEL, LEEDS – PUBLIC CONSULTATION EVENT IN RELATION TO RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS FOR RESERVED MATTERS FOLLOWING GRANT OF OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION “I act on behalf of David Wilson Homes who are preparing a planning application for the aforementioned…

  • SPEED LIMIT ORDER – A659 BOSTON SPA TO OTLEY – REDUCTION TO 30MPH THROUGH ARTHINGTON VILLAGE

    I have been sent a letter to advise that an Order has been made to reduce the speed limit on the A659 Boston Spa to Otley road from 40mph to 30mph through Arthington Village. I have two pdf maps available with further detail. If you would like copies sent to you please let me know.…