Saturday, April 17, 2021

Richard Beecham

Council’s £150k security bill on empty buildings

Words: Richard Beecham Leeds City Council has spent more than £150,000 in just three years on security costs for EMPTY buildings, new documents reveal. According to...

152-home campus plans receive green light from councillors

Words: Richard Beecham, Local Democracy Reporter Plans to build more than 150 houses on the former site of a college campus next to one of...

Air quality messages could help change behaviours, council says

Words: Richard Beecham, Local Democracy Reporter Real-time messages about air quality in parts of Leeds could soon be sent out to citizens to help “influence...

Behind Community News: Democracy and community go hand in hand

Ever wondered how an independent community media outlet like West Leeds Dispatch operates? In the second of a series of regular posts, editor JOHN BARON looks...

It’s census day: Everything you need to know about the census

Words: Richard Beecham, Local Democracy Reporter It’s that time of the decade again. The census is the biggest questionnaire in Britain, and it is once again...

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...

Wortley campaigners call for judicial review on TV Harrison fields housing decision

Words: Richard Beecham, Local Democracy Reporter A former Leeds West MP has said he and other campaigners are considering legal action in a last-ditch bid...

Leeds Bradford Airport terminal recommended for final approval – but old building could remain standing

Words: Richard Beecham Local Democracy Reporter & John Baron A new document has revealed Leeds Bradford Airport may not be able to demolish its old...

£177m flats plan for for derelict city site will be decided

Words: Richard Beecham Plans to build nearly 800 flats on a derelict former industrial site to the west of Leeds city centre are set to...

Leeds Bradford Airport; A guide to ‘D-Day’ for terminal plans

Words: Richard Beecham, Local Democracy Reporter This week, one of Leeds’s biggest and most controversial planning applications in decades is set to go before council...

Leeds West MP welcomes extra flood defence funding

Words: Richard Beecham, local democracy reporter Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves has welcomed the Government rubber-stamping a long-awaited scheme to make Leeds more flood-resilient -...

Leeds Council’s bowling greens U-turn could be ‘new start’ for sport

By Richard Beecham, local democracy reporter The decision to cancel plans to close half of Leeds’s council-maintained bowling greens has been welcomed by campaigners. As part...