Go-ahead for 2,000 homes on Leeds ‘Northern Quadrant’ site

HousingA major 2,000 home development in east Leeds has been given the provisional go-ahead by planning chiefs.

The Northern Quadrant scheme will transform an area of open green fields along parts of the A58 and A64, north of Skelton Lane and to the north and east of Whinmoor.

Leeds City Council’s City Plans Panel last night gave the green light to an outline planning application.

However members set the proviso that the developer must agree to an increased amount of affordable housing on the site – at least 15 per cent rather than the 12 per cent being offered.

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U-turn on Leeds 70,000 new houses target?

HousingCOUNCIL bosses in Leeds have launched a major review of their 70,000 new homes target by 2028 – after newly published figures revealed the expected population boom on which it was based will not be as big as first estimated.

The u-turn comes just weeks after Leeds council rubber-stamped a development masterplan laying out where in the city all the planned new houses would be located.

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Older People’s Action in the Locality (OPAL)

Bedford Arms OPAL would like to buy and transform the Bedford Arms, into a ‘Leeds 16 Community Centre

Just received good news from Ailsa Rhodes, Coordinator in relation to the OPAL bid – Bedford Arms.

“I am writing this with my fingers crossed and with bated breath because we are on the verge of buying Bedford Arms. We have agreed a price with the property owners (£72,000 inc VAT) and the condition is that we complete before the end of March 2015. It is now with the solicitors.

We have £47,000 for Bedford which includes £12,000 raised through the ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign – we still have money coming in each day! We have the promise of £10,500 from Inner Area Community Initiative Fund which should reach our bank very soon and our fundraising team are doing an amazing job visiting local businesses and raising awareness. We also have a couple of grant applications pending.

We are cautiously optimistic that we will raise the remaining money needed – keep your fingers and toes crossed for us and if you haven’t made a donation yet, please go to our Local Giving Page https://localgiving.com/donation/opal and support this project. Any extra money we raise above the £72,000 will be put directly towards the renovation costs.

For everyone who has already given their support, a HUGE THANK YOU TO YOU ALL.

We have had support from so many people giving their time to fundraise, spreading the word about our plans, giving their professional expertise and giving their money. It’s heart-warming to know that there are so many kind and generous people around. It makes it all the more important to us that we make Bedford Arms a vibrant and successful Community Centre.”

Thank you

Ailsa Rhodes
OPAL
Project Coordinator
Unit 10,
Holt Park District Centre
LS16 7SR
0113 2619103
ailsa@opal-project.org.uk
www.opal-project.org.uk
twitter@OPALLeeds16
 

“Wine Bluff” Fundraising Event, Photographs

Wine tasting” Call my Wine Bluff” performed by ‘Three Muscateers’

Adel Neighbourhood Forum first fundraising event “Call My Wine Bluff” held on 23rd January was a great success.  The Three Muscateers each described a wine but only one told the truth.

To view photographs of the event please click on this link: https://www.flickr.com//photos/130989272@N07/show

To follow Adel Neighbourhood Forum Website: http://adelneighbourhoodforum.co.uk

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No decision on Leeds trolleybus for months

The city of Leeds may have to wait until the start of next year to learn what the future holds for its trolleybus plans.

A public inquiry into the proposed scheme finished in October and a report on its findings is due for completion around May.

To read more, please click on this link: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/no-decision-on-leeds-trolleybus-for-months-1-7125909

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