Archive for Month: August 2014

  • TAXIS USING OLD LANE, BRAMHOPE

    I have been receiving a number of complaints from local residents about the above issue, please see below the reply I have received, which may be of interest to you. “In short there are no restrictions and there is no legal way of placing such a condition upon a local authority licence. Appealing to them…

  • Well Done to Ralph Thoresby – school on the up

    I am delighted to see that Ralph Thoresby is celebrating an improvement in exam results for the second successive year. The percentage of students gaining C grades or better in both English and Maths rose to 55% which represents an increase of 8 percentage points over two years. The percentage of students making expected or…

  • PLANNING APPLICATION BREARY LANE, BRAMHOPE – PLANNING OFFICERS RECOMMEND REFUSAL

    I am extremely pleased that the Planners have recommended refusal on this site, like other sites  in my Ward it is far too premature to bring forward at this time. In respect of this site it does not meet the criteria for the interim housing delivery policy and that has been recognised in the recommendation.…

  • NGT

    I recently sent the letter below to the Press in respect of the NGT Inquiry that is still ongoing. Sir I have attended many sessions of the public Inquiry being held into the scheme to bring the NGT system to Leeds and I have been given the opportunity to cross-examine Council Officers and its fellow…

  • Barratt David Wilson Homes development, Church Lane, Adel

    I recently received the following update from the Arboricultural Consultant in respect of the above. “Dear Councillor, I am writing in respect of the Barratts development at Church Lane, Adel. I have been commissioned by Barratt David Wilson homes to undertake a range of ameliorative works around several mature Oak trees which border the rear…

  • WHITE LINING AND WARNING SIGNS – ADEL LANE

    I was approached recently by a resident to seek clarification on the following issues as a result of the recent highway maintenance and the installation of traffic calming measures on Adel Lane: 1. Travelling down Adel Lane, north of its junction with St Helen’s Lane, I saw no warning signs erected at all’ 2. The temporary white…

  • PLANNING APPLICATION – CO-OP, OTLEY ROAD, ADEL

    Please find below details of a planning application for the above site. Number:        14/04681/FU Site:             Co-op, 425 Otley Road Leeds LS16 6AJ Proposal:       Canopy to side, alterations to car park If you would like to get access to more detailed information please click on the link below and then insert the application number 14/04681 and…

  • BROWN BINS SERVICE LETS RESIDENTS DOWN AGAIN

    I recently raised serious doubts with the Council about its ability to collect and empty the brown bins. I have received a number of complaints over the summer and I am extremely concerned about the Council’s ability to deliver this service which Council Taxpayers are funding. In my ward the number of complaints in terms…

  • REPORTS OF ROGUE TRADERS

    I received the following update from Trading Standards recently: “We have received a report of rogue traders in the Leeds area doing roofing/guttering etc. Reports suggest they could be from the travelling community and based in Darlington.”  

  • EDUCATION FORUM – ONLINE CONSUTLATION – SCHOOL PLACES IN ADEL

    Please find below details of the current Education consultation place on school places in Adel.  This consultation is as a result of the recent meeting on Education organised by myself and the Adel Neighbourhood Forum as part of their work. You are welcome to make your comments known on the online forum. “Further to the stakeholder event…