CPRE is a leading voice in the campaign against excessive light pollution caused by streetlights, flood lights and security lighting, making our starry skies ever harder to find. Light at night can disrupt natural patterns of behaviour in both humans and wildlife, having a negative impact on our wellbeing and the natural world around us. […]
CPRE is developing a new National website, which will come fully on stream in early 2020. West Yorkshire branch is one of three branches who are working closely with National Office and these three will be the first to “go live” with new national and branch website pilots in early October 2019. The other branches […]
On February 27th Kirklees Council became the first Council in West Yorkshire to adopt a new Local Plan. However, there was pandemonium in Huddersfield Town Hall as the meeting was cut short with more than an hour to go and many opposition Councillors still waiting their turn to speak against the plan. The plan aims […]
17/08451: Land off Rakehill Road, Scholes, Leeds Back in December 2017 an outline application was submitted by Barratt David Wilson Homes for the residential development of circa 300 dwellings, GP practice, pharmacy, A1 convenience store, public greenspaces, associated works, vehicular access, pedestrian/cycle and emergency vehicle link at Land off Rakehill Road, in the small settlement […]
Initial Draft Local Plan Consultation – January 2019 The Initial Draft Local Plan Consultation for the Wakefield District Local Plan 2036 has taken place. This was held from Thursday 10 January to Wednesday 20 February 2019. CPRE West Yorkshire submitted comments as part of this process and look forward to being part of the consultation […]
The Inspectors examining the Leeds Site Allocations Plan (SAP) have published suggested modifications, which will form the basis of a public consultation. Here’s a snapshot of what it means. The SAP now only allocates land for supply up to 2023. There are no new ‘safeguarded sites’ beyond those already allocated in the old Unitary Development […]
Calderdale Council have extended the deadline for submitting representations on the Local Plan to 12 noon on Monday 1st October. This is because of technical problems with the on-line consultation system over the weekend of 15th / 16th September.
CPRE’s annual State of the Green Belt report has been published this week. It shows how Councils across England are proposing to release large swathes of green belt for housing development in their Local Plans. This includes all the Councils in West Yorkshire. The report says that there are currently 460,000 homes being planned to be built on […]
We have made provisional arrangements for Crispin Truman to make a working visit to CPRE West Yorkshire on 20th November 2018. Details are still being worked out but we hope to show him examples of some of the key planning issues we face here in West Yorkshire. Further details to follow.