Sunday, April 11, 2021

Cllr David Blackburn

New Leeds Bradford Airport terminal receives green light, as environmentalists warn of legal action

Words: Richard Beecham, Local Democracy Reporter Leeds Bradford Airport is one step closer to its £150m rebuild, after a tense meeting of council planning chiefs...

Calls for dramatic improvements to bus services in outer West Leeds

Public transport in Outer West Leeds needs to improve dramatically if Leeds Council is serious about luring people away from car usage. That was the...

West Leeds flooding ‘will be inevitable if we carry on like this’ – councillor

Words: Richard Beecham A Farnley and Wortley councillor has warned floods like the one last weekend will become “inevitable” if developers do not become more...

Farsley: Respite home closure plan questioned by councillors

Words: John Baron Proposals by cash-strapped Leeds City Council to close a respite home in Farsley have today been met with concern by local councillors. The...

Let Government decide TV Harrison housing plans, says councillor

A West Leeds councillor has asked for controversial plans for housing on a Wortley sports pitch to decided by the Secretary of State instead...

Pudsey Park: Visitor centre closure plans criticised at meeting

Plans to close West Leeds Country Park Visitor Centre in Pudsey Park should be stopped and council officers should work with councillors to improve...

West Leeds councillors attack ‘totally potty’ bowling green closure plans

Words: Richard Beecham Plans to close half of the bowling greens in the city have been described as “disappointing”, “nonsensical” and “potty” by west...

City could ‘live to regret’ Leeds rail station revamp in its current form, claims Farnley & Wortley councillor

Leeds could “live to regret” plans to revamp the area around Leeds City Station if passed in their current form, according to a West...

Planning chiefs clash over Leeds Bradford Airport plans

Council members have clashed over plans to expand Leeds Bradford Airport, as the issue is fast-becoming one of the most contentious planning disputes in...

New Farnley residents pack public meeting to debate homes plan

Concerns with flooding and access to a proposed housing development were raised at a public meeting in New Farnley this evening. It was standing room...

Calls made for a Leeds transport revolution

Calls have been made for a “transport revolution” in Leeds as a heated debate took place among city councillors over the possibility of resurrecting...

Calls for publicly-owned buses as Kirkstall councillor calls Leeds services ‘pathetic’

An influential panel of councillors heard renewed calls for a publicly run bus service in Leeds, with one calling the city’s bus system “pathetically...