Monthly Archives: October 2014

Refusal of Adel Planning Applications.

Refusal of Planning Applications for housing opposite Adel Parish Church warmly welcomed.

At a meeting on 9th October Leeds City Council refused two amended applications by David Wilson Homes and Hallam Land to build housing on the site opposite Adel Parish Church between Church Lane and Otley Road.

Adel Neighbourhood Forum had led the campaign to engage with the Community which resulted in over 700 objections.  Cllr Barry Anderson had been a strong supporter in achieving this excellent result with others including local MP Greg Mulholland, Adel Crag, Adel Association, English Heritage, Ancient Monuments and The Protection of Rural England.

The Developers now have the right of Appeal to the Planning Inspector.  Ian Bond, Co-Chairman said “The Forum is considering further research on key issues and whether it should be legally represented by a Barrister at any future application hearing or at an appeal. These activities will be expensive and money will need to be raised.  Cheques should be made payable to Adel Neighbourhood Forum, c/o 1 Park View, Adel, LS16 8DF.  Ideas and support for fund raising ideas would be welcomed”.

The main reasons for rejection of the applications were;

-The applications were premature.

-Failure to produce necessary highway information.

-Unsuitable access onto Otley Road.

-Holt Avenue and Ash Road have inappropriate layout and geometry for the safe flow of traffic.

-Failure to produce information on the necessary contributions to support the infrastructure of the proposed developments.

Ian Bond Joint Chairman, Adel Neighbourhood Forum by e-mail

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field of corn, Church Lane, Adel, Leeds with trees

Adel Schools – Education Provision in Adel


Does Adel need more school places?  Cllr Barry Anderson has advised us of the extended date for responses and has urged Residents to voice their views.

Our two excellent primary schools are already oversubscribed.  There are major concerns that the new and proposed developments of family homes in Adel will result in local parents being unable to obtain a place for their children at a local school. Furthermore this will mean that parents will be unable to walk their children to school and further strains will be placed on the traffic flows in the area. What are your views?

Please leave a reply on website;

Alternatively contact;

Cllr Barry Anderson e-mail:

or Ian Bond, Joint Chair, Adel Neighbourhood Forum:

Adel Schools