Archive for Month: May 2013

  • PLANNING INFORMATION – NATIONAL CHANGES TO PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT – FROM 30TH MAY

    I have been sent this information today from Planning: “Tomorrow (30th May) new permitted development rights come into force across the country allowing home owners and businesses/ developers greater freedoms to extend and change their premises without the need for planning permission. In brief the main changes are as follows; –  Householders can erect single storey…

  • WAYSIDE SEATS

    I have been sent this by Highways. Are you aware of any seats that are currently located in your area, if yes can you advise me of the location so that I can update the Council’s records? For clarification the definition of wayside seats is: “Wayside seats are seats or benches placed on the highway…

  • PLANNING APPLICATION VALIDATION CRITERIA

    I received the following information which you may find of interest: “Dear Councillor The new planning legislation requires that we review and consult on our local requirements for validation for planning applications.  These contain details of information which must be provided, where relevant, with planning applications so they are valid.    I welcome your views on the proposed…

  • POLICE OPEN DAY

    I have been advised of the following Open Day by the local Neighbourhood Policing Team: Come along and meet representatives from North West Leeds Division at the POLICE OPEN DAY 2013, which is being held in conjunction with the Children’s Day 2013 at Headingley Stadium on SUNDAY 9th JUNE – 10.30am UNTIL 4pm. Entry is FREE…

  • COVERT CAMERAS TO CUT DOWN ON FLY-TIPPING

    Leeds City Council is to spend £490 on two mini covert outdoor cameras and accessories in a bid to clamp down on people who illegally dump their rubbish in North West Leeds. The cameras, which are triggered by movement and can take pictures both during daylight and through the night, will be mounted in areas…

  • ROGUE TRADERS SET TO GET COLD RECEPTION IN NORTH WEST LEEDS

    I am pleased to say that new Cold-Calling Control Zones are launching in North West Leeds, with the aim of discouraging rogue traders and doorstep sellers from operating in the area. Properties in Adel, Cookridge and Holt Park will be included in the new zones, after pressure from local residents and me working in conjunction…

  • PUBLIC MEETINGS – CONSULTATION ON POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SITES

    As the Ward Councillor for Adel & Wharfedale Ward I have arranged the following meetings so that residents can raise concerns and ask questions about the potential housing development sites in our area.  Full details are in the post below. Pool – Pool Village Hall on Wednesday 5th June at 7pm Adel – at the…

  • POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SITES – ADEL & WHARFEDALE WARD

    As you are no doubt aware Leeds City Council are going to be carrying out a consultation exercise to identify potential housing sites for development between now and 2028. Set out below is further information that you may be interested in. I am really keen for you to take part in this consultation and would…

  • LETTER TO YEP – TROLLEY BUS (NGT)

    See below the text of a letter I recently sent to the YEP in respect of the proposal to introduce the Trolleybus. Dear Sir, I was interested to see your recent coverage of the ongoing proposals to bring a trolley bus or NGT to Leeds (Campaigners in joint bid to battle trolley bus plans –…

  • POLICE & CRIME COMMISSIONER TO HOLD SURGERY IN OTLEY (17 MAY 2013)

    I have been advised of the following information: Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, is to hold a surgery in Otley on Friday, 17 May, 2013. The surgery will be held at the Otley Core Resource Centre on Orchard Gate between 3.00pm and 5.30pm. Anyone wanting to raise issues will be able to…