Archive for Month: October 2013

  • TEMPORARY 10MPH SPEED LIMIT – OTLEY ROAD AND ARTHINGTON LANE, ARTHINGTON LEEDS

    Please find below advance notice of a temporary change to speed limit on the above roads starting on 11th November. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the under mentioned highways (carriageway resurfacing) Leeds City Council intends in not less than 7 days time…

  • PLANNING AID DIRECT – A NEW ONLINE INFORMATION TOOL FOR PLANNING

    I am often asked by residents about planning and I recently attended a conference and was signposted to the following information which is available online. Planning Aid Direct A new web resource which Provides answers to questions people often ask about planning  Gives clear, simple explanations of how the planning system works  Signposts you to…

  • STARS Amateur Drama Group – Latest Production

    STARS Amateur Drama Group based at Adel & Ireland Wood Community Centre on New Adel Lane will perform J B Priestley’s “When We Are Married” from Tuesday 29th October to Saturday 2nd November at 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50 available by email at tickets@starsleeds.co.uk or visit their website www.starsleeds.co.uk

  • NEXT GENERATION TRANSPORT (NGT) – OBJECTION TO TROLLEY BUS

    The proposals for the new Leeds Trolleybus (NGT) are out for consultation and there is currently a period of time where comments and objections can be put forward. As a resident of Cookridge and as a Ward Councillor I am totally against the introduction of the Trolleybus system. I am objecting to this for a…

  • LEEDS EMPTY PROPERTY STATEGY

    When new housing is proposed for greenfield or green belt areas I am often asked about empty properties and what’s being done about them. There are a number of reasons why properties are empty and some are part of the churn that goes on in the housing market so there are always a large number…

  • Site Allocations Update

     As many of you will be aware the Council is currently going through a process known as ‘Site Allocations’, this will determine the location of housing development in Leeds over the next 15 years, up to 2028. Large numbers contributed to the public consultation and I thought you may wish to know what happens next.…

  • Winter Wonder Leeds

    A 17 day festival in a giant marquee will take place on Briggate from Friday 6th to Sunday 22nd December. There are opportunities for independent food and drink businesses or those selling crafts and festive goods to hire stalls, as well as a central area for entertainment or food demonstrations. Performance opportunities could be anything from street…

  • Enforcement Process – Gypsies and Travellers

    The recent incidence of Travellers on Bedquilts raised a lot of questions as to why they could not be moved on more quickly and what the Council’s position is. All Local Authorities must adhere to set legal obligations when responding to an unauthorised encampment on Council owned land. They can only evict trespassers from land…

  • HOLT PARK PLANNING STATEMENT

    On Wednesday 16th October at 6pm in the new Holt Park Active there will be a Holt Park Forum at which the draft Planning Statement for Holt Park District Centre will be introduced, setting out development proposals for the redundant land formerly occupied by Ralph Thoresby school and Holt Park leisure centre and adjacent land. A…

  • FIRST BUS CONSULTATION

    First Bus asked Councillors in West Yorkshire to give their views to help plan for the future. The resulting report highlighted a number of key issues. There was a recognition of the importance of bus services, particularly reliability and punctuality which were most important to customers. Concerns were raised about the cost of fares being…