Archive for Month: November 2016

  • PROTECT ADEL – WEB PAGE FOR RESIDENTS

    A local resident has set up a website to help residents with objections to the proposed housing site opposite Adel Church (off Otley Road). The web address is:  www.protect-adel.co.uk  

  • UPDATE ON SHELL GARAGE, POOL

    Please find below a comment I gave to the Wharfedale Observer in relation to the planning hearing in respect of the above. I trust this keeps you up to date. “The application was deferred by the Plans Panel to a future date . The main reason that this was done was because Shell had not…

  • SELECTIVE REVIEW OF HOUSING NUMBERS AND OF CORE STRATEGY

    You may be interested in the information below in respect of the current position with the Council’s Core Strategy and the potential review of housing numbers that is going to take place. The Core Strategy Selective Review will also look at a number of other policy areas, these are: housing standards, aspects of housing policy,…

  • PARKING ON GRASS VERGES

    I mentioned trying to get a policy on grass verges. I have had some success with getting a verge made good after damage. I was recently contacted by a local resident who asked for help to resolve an issue with a contractor parking on the grass verge and causing some damage. I took this up…

  • MONEY TAKEN UNDER S106 FOR THE NGT SCHEME

    You may or may not know that all developers of new housebuilding (more than 10 houses) have to provide the Council with what is known as Section 106 money. This is money taken and used for projects within the local area and the city, most commonly any necessary road repairs or upgrades or for education…

  • COUNCIL’S WEBSITE

    With an increasing number of people being encouraged to use online services for almost everything it means that companies providing digital services need to ensure these are easy to access, easy to use and secure. People need to feel safe when using websites. Another aspect is how readable these websites are. A recent Local Authority…

  • UPDATE ON STORM EVA

    I thought you might be interested to have an update on the Council’s recovery strategy from Storm Eva that caused so much misery and mayhem last Boxing Day. As a reminder 2683 properties were affected, flooded or seriously flooded, similarly 678 commercial properties. The Council assessed 150 structures for damage and over 1000 volunteers were…

  • MAJOR PLANNING APPLICATION – POOL – 16/06960 LAND OFF CHAPEL HILL ROAD, POOL

     I refer to the above and would confirm that I have just been advised of the following planning application: Number:       16/06960/OT Site:               Land off Chapel Hill Road, Pool in Wharfedale Proposal: Outline Application for residential development with new access roads and landscaping. This is for 35 houses. No detail on size of houses or type just the…

  • ARRANGEMENTS FOR CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR REFUSE COLLECTION

    I have received the information below in relation to the Christmas and New Year refuse collections. Arrangements for refuse and recycling collections at Christmas have now been finalised. Collections last year were really successful, so we will be adopting the same approach of pushing collections back by 1 or 2 days. This keeps things simple…

  • DROPPED KERB CROSSING OTLEY ROAD/HOLT LANE JUNCTION

    I recently received the following request from a local resident: “There is a footpath to the junction of Otley Road and Holt Lane, with a dropped curb at the T junction. But there is very often waiting traffic on Holt lane (with both roads being very busy) that makes it impossible to cross there. More…