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.
Calderdale have published their final version of the Local plan (the one that goes to the Planning Inspectorate) and the public consultation on it started on Friday 10th August. The “consultation” closes on 24th September at 5pm. If you wish to attend and speak at the Local Plan hearings YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR OBJECTION TO […]
CPRE West Yorkshire worked hard to influence the Public Examination of the Kirklees Local Plan. We now have the Inspector’s recommendations, which should result in modifications to the Plan, and whilst it may be far from ideal, we can congratulate ourselves and our colleagues on some major successes. There are three big wins. A […]
It’s perplexing that the government can appear to be listening, to have understood a problem, and then devise a pointless or counter-productive solution. With the publication of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (let’s call it NPPF2) they’ve gone and done it again. Cast your minds back a couple of years to the Housing […]
Crispin Trueman Visit to Yorkshire: The CPRE regional group have organised a special meeting for members and supporters across the Yorkshire and Humber region on Wednesday 18 April 2018, when Crispin Truman OBE, CPRE’s Chief Executive will be visiting us. The meeting, which will include a talk by Crispin and an opportunity to ask him […]
The Government has today published the new draft NPPF. West Yorkshire branch of CPRE will now study the document before submitting our response to the formal consultation. It isn’t clear at this stage how it will affect Local Plans in Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale.
Calderdale Council have said that they are keen to “kick-start” development of the Clifton Business Park, adjacent to Wakefield Road and the existing Holiday Inn, close to junction 25 of the M62 motorway. The Council say that the land has been designated as employment land for the last ten years but this alone hasn’t been […]
Bradford City Council are in the process of producing a new Local Plan for the District and are currently holding a public consultation on the methodology for ‘Green Belt Review’ which, they say, will form part of the Local Plan evidence and support the the Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD). This public consultation commenced on […]