Archive for Month: September 2017

  • 17/03141/FU – DETACHED SINGLE STOREY MEETING HALL WITH ASSOCIATED CAR PARKING, LANDSCAPING AND ALTERATIONS TO VEHICLE ACCESS, LAND OFF ADEL LANE

    I can advise that the above application has been refused. Set out in précis below are the reasons why this was refused: The Local Planning Authority considers that the proposal will introduce a form of harmful urbanising development of poor design which will significantly harm the existing positive character and visual amenity value of the…

  • POLICE NOTIFICATION OF SCAM

    Please find below a note from the police about a Scam to be aware of. “Police in Leeds are urging residents to be wary of cold callers following reports of bogus calls from Department of Work and Pensions. An elderly female victim, in her 80s, from Moortown in Leeds, was contacted by someone claiming they…

  • PEDESTRIAN CROSSING, FARRAR LANE, ADEL

    There was an issue recently with the pedestrian crossing facility near to Farrar Lane, on Otley Road, Adel which was taking a long time from the point at which the button was pushed to request the traffic to stop, to the point at which the lights changed to allow pedestrians to cross. I am pleased…

  • VEHICLE EMISSIONS

    I was recently asked what could be done about vehicles that are emitting excessive amounts of fumes from exhausts. The Environmental Health Manager advises as follows: “The Council does not have any enforcement powers regarding vehicle emissions. However an excessively smoky lorry or bus exhaust can be reported to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency…

  • BONFIRES

    I am often asked what the rules are about people having bonfires in their gardens at any time during the year.  Set out below is the response received from the Environmental Health Manager: “There are no set times when someone can have a bonfire. The general approach is that it’s preferable and more environmentally friendly…

  • LEEDS CHILDREN’S MAYOR – VOTING CLOSES 12 NOON 15TH SEPTEMBER

    As you may be aware there are 2 children from local schools in Adel & Wharfedale in the final 12 for the Children’s Mayor for 2017/18 – Maisy Micklethwaite from Adel Primary School and Elissa Lyon from Cookridge Holy Trinity. I have been sent the Manifesto for Elissa which is set out below. Leeds Children’s…

  • CHURCH LANE/LEEDS ROAD JUNCTION, BRAMHOPE

    Latest update below from Highways: “The work to resurface the bend will be to provide a high friction surface and will be arranged to be carried out next month. In the meantime further work will be carried out to the drainage system at the bend to ensure it is working as efficiently as possible.”  …

  • WOODHILL ROAD – PARKING

    As you may be aware there have been a number of queries and concerns about the ad hoc parking that is taking place on Woodhill Road during the daytime. I have been in discussion with Highways about this and to date they have declined to take any action to resolve the situation. They have now…

  • ADEL PLAYERS – NEXT PLAY “MURDERED TO DEATH” 18TH TO 21ST OCTOBER – ADEL WAR MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION HALL

    The Adel Players present “Murdered To Death” from Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st October. The venue is the Adel War Memorial Association Hall on Church Lane, Adel. Tickets are £8 each and can be obtained by telephoning 0113 275 5585 or by email details on their website, link below. http://www.adel-players.org.uk/ “From the pen of comedy…

  • FORMER ADEL HAND CAR WASH – NEW LOCATION

    A number of residents have been asking me where the Adel Hand Car Wash has gone and one or two other questions about what is actually replacing it. The answer to the latter is that it will be a BP service station with a Marks & Spencer food outlet and it is my understanding this…