Sunday, February 28, 2021

Wortley

West Leeds planning applications: 28 February 2021

Each week we publish a list of planning applications related to council wards in West Leeds. The following applications were published on the Leeds City...

Wortley’s Wembley: Housing plans D-Day – will plans get green light despite objections?

Plans to build houses on a Wortley sports pitch where past Leeds United stars learned their trade could be approved in principle from planners...

Rachel Reeves Column: Flooding concerns, Bramley Fall fairies and empowering women

Once again we have seen Leeds West affected by floods. So, it is welcome that the Treasury has finally confirmed that Leeds will get...

Mark’s History: Anyone for cricket at Farnley Reservoir?

Words and photos: Mark Stevenson In the 1840’s Farnley Balancing Reservoir was made up of eight plots of land. The land was owned by four...

Outer West: Universal Credit claimants almost double due to pandemic

The number of people receiving Universal Credit for unemployment in Outer West Leeds has almost doubled since March 2020. Latest figures show the number of...

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...

Police praised for ‘manning barricades’ during Wortley Ring Road flood

Police have been praised for their actions when Wortley Beck burst its banks and flooded the Outer Ring Road during recent storms. Councillor David Blackburn...

Farnley Reservoir could not stop flooding in Wortley, says Yorkshire Water

Farnley Reservoir could not have prevented the flooding on the Ring Road in Wortley last week, Yorkshire Water has insisted. The storm reservoir was built...

West Leeds planning applications: 14 February 2021

Each week we publish a list of planning applications related to council wards in West Leeds. The following applications were published on the Leeds City...

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...

Wortley Asda: Council refuses extra delivery hours as supermarket bids to keep up with demand in pandemic

Proposals to extend delivery hours at Wortley's Asda on Sundays and Bank Holidays have been rejected by planning chiefs amid fears the noise would...

West Leeds Good Eggs: Wortley flood helpers deserve our thanks

Three people who went above and beyond when the Ring Road at Lower Wortley flooded yesterday have been labelled 'Good Eggs' and thanked for...