Leeds planning chiefs issue ‘build communities not just houses’ plea to big-name developer

HousingLeeds planning chiefs have thrown down the gauntlet to a major national developer to work with them to create housing which is “more acceptable to communities” – rather than wasting resources and cash on pushing rejected schemes onto neighbourhoods that don’t want them.

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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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“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

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Battle to save trio of Leeds fields from development moves up a gear

HousingRESIDENTS of a Leeds village were last night gathering in force to show their opposition to a major housing development on a trio of local green fields.

People power has already led to significant amendments to the originally planned 370-home project for Church Fields in East Ardsley, South Leeds.

The number of proposed homes has been slashed to 299 after more than 330 people submitted official objections about impact on infrastructure and the size of the development. Developer Barratt Homes has also reserved two hectares of land to be used as a school.

The updated proposals will be debated by Leeds council’s City Plans Panel on Thursday, with a full decision later this year.

Local Labour councillor Lisa Mulherin said: “It is positive that the developers have responded to some of the concerns. In particular, it is good to see that they have reduced number of houses and accepted the need for a new primary school.

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Adel Village Community Garden Proposed site – June 2013

 NEWS FLASH!!

At last months Adel Association meeting Wyn Davies, WNWhL, Martin Wright from Park & Countryside. LCC and Francis Garbutt attended to listen to views on the issue of a proposal which has been made by some Adel residents that an area of land on Sir George Martin Drive opposite Wayland Croft be developed into an Adel Village Community Garden (see attached map).

As some of you may be aware Adel Crag Community Association have been looking for a play area for over 30 years but unfortunately have always been turned down by the Council based on both safety and a suitable location.

After a long debate at the Adel Association meeting it was confirmed by Martin Wright from Park & Countryside, LCC that the Sir George Martin Drive site would be suitable for a Community Garden.

Last year Adel Crag Community Association submitted a funding bid to WNWhL Area Panel for a Community Garden to be situated by Sir George Martin Drive so we are pleased to hear that the site would be more suitable for a Community Garden.

The idea of the Community Garden project is to make it educational so it benefits the diverse strands of our community, and  would also give a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry.  In addition, the aspect from Wayland Supported Housing Scheme would look more attractive, and enable some residents to get involved in maintaining the Community garden as some of their properties have no gardens of their own.

Adel Crag Community Association fully supports WNWhL’s idea of a Community garden, and will be supporting options 1 & 2 on the questionnaire as a fantastic opportunity for both the Association and residents to be involved.

Please note the questionnaire should be returned no later than Friday, 7th June 2013.

Letter, map and questionnaire from Wyn Davies, Area Performance Manager please Click here….

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National Changes to Permitted Development – Urgent

Today (30th May), new permitted development rights come into force across the country allowing homeowners and businesses/ developers greater freedoms to extend and change their premises without the need for planning permission.

In brief the main changes are as follows;

–  Householders can erect single storey rear extensions up to 8m from the rear wall of the original detached dwelling house and up to 6m on other types of houses up to 30th May 2016 i.e. for 3 years.  It does not apply in Conservation Areas and involves a neighbour notification procedure which we will do and an assessment of impact if objections are received.  If objections are not received from adjoining neighbours then the extension is permitted development.  The change doubles the length of the existing limit of 4m for a detached house and 3m for other house types.  The limit on not using more than 1/2 your garden remains in place.  I have attached how the neighbour notification procedure works for information.  Continue reading