Category: Environment

  • AIR QUALITY SURVEY

    I’ve been sent this  if you would like to take part: “Dear colleagues,  We are currently undertaking some research with Leeds Beckett University to find out the views and thoughts of people and businesses around Leeds on air quality.  We now have a live link to the survey which has been put together to meet…

  • A QUESTION OF LITTER

    At the last Full Council Meeting on 13th September I tabled the following question: “Would the Executive Member responsible for the Environment please advise Council why they consider it is acceptable to have vast amounts of litter strewn up and down our main carriageways and main routes into Leeds, particularly if we are aiming to…

  • OUTCOME OF CONSULTATION ON PROPOSAL FOR A “GREENWAY” ON HOLT LANE

    I have now collated the responses I received from the consultation on the idea of a Greenway on Holt Lane from Holt Road to Cookridge Lane. The results are: I received a total of 61 responses 25 people who responded were in favour of the proposal 36 people who responded were against the proposal Amongst…

  • 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…

  • ELECTRIC CHARGING POINTS IN THE CITY

    I have recently been asked what the Council’s plans are for providing electric charging points for vehicles in the city centre in light of the pursuit of better air quality. Precis’d below is the update from the Programme Manager:  “The Council is keen to see the number of electric vehicle registrations increase, in particular due…

  • BULKY HOUSEHOLD WASTE COLLECTION – SERVICE CHANGES FROM MAY

    The Council is introducing charges for bulky household waste collections from May. Details below: Unwanted Household Item Collection Service – Introduction of New, Chargeable Service from May 2017 . In support of our aims to maximise recycling and reuse, a charge is being introduced for households opting to have items collected by the Council instead…

  • MUD ON OTLEY ROAD

    I have received a number of complaints about mud on the road coming from the various development sites on the stretch of the A660 from the Lawnswood Garage to the Lawnswood roundabout. I took this up with Environmental Enforcement and Planning Enforcement. Set out below is the response I have received from Planning Enforcement: “I…

  • GRANTS TO INSTALL ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING POINTS

    In respect of the above the Council has produced information from Clean Air Leeds on grants that are available for installing electric vehicle charging points at domestic properties. The grants are being offered by the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV). They will give grants of up to 75% of the cost of installing a…

  • POOL BANK CULVERT WORKS

    I made enquiries about the above on behalf of a local resident. I received the update below: “Dear Cllr Anderson   Thank you for your email re the proposed works to Pool Bank Culvert.  As you will hopefully recall, we postponed the works after failing to reach agreement with the adjacent landowner over the easement of land…