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Next public, open meeting will take place on Tuesday, 7th February @ 7.30pm

The next public, open meeting of the Adel Neighbourhood Forum will take place on Tuesday, 7th February 2017 @ 7.30pm in the Tetley Room, Adel War Memorial Association, incorporating Adel Sport & Social Club, Church Lane, Adel, LS16 all residents and local businesses are welcome.

The purpose of the meeting will be to provide feedback on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan received both from the consultation events held in the Autumn and the written responses received since those meetings. Residents overwhelmingly supported the Plan and Policies with the main concerns relating to the developments proposed on the green fields opposite Adel Parish Church twixt Church Land and Otley Road and the land South of Dunstarn Lane. The green space, cycle ways and paths issues drew encouraging support as did plans for a children’s play area.

The comments and feedback from the events are now being reviewed and those relevant and appropriate will be incorporated in the Plan. The next step will be to send the plan to the Leeds City Council and after its comments have been considered it will be submitted to an independent Inspector to review it against the legal requirements. Once approved by the independent inspector it will go to a referendum of all Adel residents. We need 50% of those who vote in the referendum to approve the plan.

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Next Public, Open Meeting, Tuesday 7th February @ 7.30pm

The next public, open meeting of the Adel Neighbourhood Forum will take place on Tuesday, 7th February 2017 @ 7.30pm in the Tetley Room, Adel War Memorial Association, incorporating Adel Sport & Social Club, Church Lane, Adel, LS16 all residents and local businesses are welcome. 

Adel Housing or Heritage, who cares?

Well a lot of people in Adel appear to care when it comes to the future of the green field land opposite The Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Adel.The setting of this grade 1 listed building  could be changed irrevocably if a proposal by Hallam Land is approved to build 100 houses and allocate land for a school on the western fields on land facing the church, twixt Otley Road and Church Land.

A further major concern is the impact on highways that will add to traffic congestion on the already very busy A660, together with additional traffic generated from new housing developments in Otley and plans for developments in nearby Bramhope. The only other access out of the site runs directly through a newly build estate and on to the rural Church Lane. Traffic from the school and family houses would bring serious congestion and health and safety concerns on these roads.

Some 100 residents attended a public meeting jointly organised by Adel Forum and Adel Association in November, Chaired by Cllr Barry Anderson, to express their views to representatives from Leeds City Council. The developers declined the opportunity to attend. Since then over one hundred objections have been received by the council from residents.

Meanwhile the forum has also been considering plans for the old East Moor Reformatory site – where the Grade 2 listed building that has fallen into serious disrepair, on this brown field site. The Forum supports imaginative plans which would increase the level of housing which could lead to a reduction on the other green field sites in Adel. Leeds City Planners argue that they cannot adjust the figures to reflect this. The Forum is now seeking clarification from Sajid Javid,MP Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, through Greg Mulholland local MP. ‘Whoever takes this site will need an imaginative approach’ said Nick Brown, Co Chair of Adel Neighbourhood Forum ‘and one that puts housing needs before profit.’

If you have any comments on the above or require further information please contact Ian Bond, Joint Chairman, Adel Neighbourhood Forum by e-mail bondster@btinternet.com or

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Adel, Leeds, Otley Road

Consultation Meetings in Adel

Land Development in Adel

The series of consultation meetings on the Adel Neighbourhood Plan covering land development and related issues for the next 20 years took place in September and October 2016. There was a healthy turnout of around 170 local residents and a steady flow of visitors expressed their support, interest and concerns to Members of the Forum and Cllrs Barry and Caroline Anderson.

The main concerns were Leeds City Council’s Site Allocation Plans on the housing developments on green field sites. The green space, cycle ways and paths issues drew encouraging support as did plans for a children’s play area.

Councillor Barry Anderson said “I was very pleased with the turnout to the consultation events and it has given the Forum a lot of information that confirms we are in accord with what residents want. We were able to meet and talk to a lot of people and explain what the plan is all about for those who had not been to an event before. We really appreciate residents taking the time to come and see how the plan is coming together. I think people were impressed with the amount of work that has been put into it and the time and effort given by the volunteers who make up the Forum Steering Group.”

The comments and feedback from the events will now be reviewed and those relevant and appropriate will be incorporated in the Plan.  The next stage will be to send the plan to the Leeds City Council and after its comments have been considered it will be submitted to an independent Inspector to review it against the legal requirements. Once approved by the independent inspector it will go to a referendum of all Adel residents. We need 50% of those who vote in the referendum to approve the plan.

If you have any comments on the above or would like further information please contact:

Ian Bond, Joint Chairman, Adel Neighbourhood Forum by e-mail bondster@btinternet.com

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The feedback on the formal responses received also the public meeting of 17th November on the proposed development by Hallam Land on the site opposite Adel Parish Church will follow later.

 

 

Housing Development twixt Church Lane, Adel & Otley Road

Joint Meeting of Adel Neighbourhood Forum & Adel Association

Thursday, 17th November 2016, 7.30pm in the Old Stables, back of Adel Parish Curch

Cllr Barry Anderson will Chair this important meeting to seek residents’ views on the proposed housing development by Hallam Land on the land opposite Adel Parish Church. The agenda will be:

  1. Introductions
  2. Outline of current position with Leeds’ housing e.g. recent Inspector’s reports and 5 year land supply
  3. Discussion on the views of residents on the following topics:
  • Highways/Transport
  • Trees
  • Screening
  • Number of houses
  • Types of housing
  • The position of the school on the site (not on whether or not a school is or isn’t wanted but in terms of the impact it will have on the properties that surround it).
  • What will happen to the land between Adel Parish Church and the edge of the development site.
  • Green space areas
  • Lack of infrastructure
  • Any other issues.

Invitations have been sent to Hallam Land and to Leeds City Council officers.

All Adel Residents and Businesses are welcome.

 

Final Chance to comment on Adel Neighbourhood Forum

New Series of Adel Consultation Meetings

 Ian Bond, the Co-Chairman reports that the Forum has now arranged a new series of consultation meetings to finalise the Adel Neighbourhood Plan on land development and related issues.  These are important meetings on land development in Adel for the next 20 years. Please come and give your views to Members of the Neighbourhood Forum and Councillors Barry and Caroline Anderson.

 The details of the events for Adel residents and businesses are;

 The AGM of the Cookridge Gardens Estate Association (residents in Whinfield, Broomfield, Heathfield, The Drive, The Crescent and parts of Otley Road, Holt Lane and Farrar Lane) takes place at 2pm on Saturday the 24th September at the Friends’ Meeting House on New Adel Lane, LS16 6AZ. A key part of the meeting will be Councillor Barry Anderson setting out the latest position and proposals for the Adel Neighbourhood Plan. This is a great chance for residents to see the proposals, give your views and chat to members of the Adel Neighbourhood team.

The Forum has organised drop in sessions at the venues below;

 Thursday, 6th October from 7.30 to 9.00pm at the Old Stables behind Adel Parish Church, Back Church Lane, LS16 8DW

 Saturday, 8th October from 10.30am to 3.00pm at Adel St John Church of England Primary School, Long Causeway. LS16 8EX

 Tuesday, 11th October from 7.30 to 9.00pm at the Adel War Memorial Hall which incorporates Adel Sports and Social Club, Church Lane, LS16 8DE

 We will ensure the complete Plan is on our website and shall make copies available in the Holt Park Library, Ralph Thoresby School. The comments received will then be incorporation into the document

 After the consultations we will seek advice from Leeds City Council before submitting it to an independent Inspector.  Once agreed by the independent inspector it will go to a referendum of Adel residents. We need 50% of those who vote in the referendum to approve the plan.

 If you have any comments on the above or require further information please contact Ian Bond, Joint Chairman, Adel Neighbourhood Forum by e-mail bondster@btinternet.com 

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Development in Adel Neighbourhood

Proposed Housing Development by Indigo Planning on
Land South of Dunstarn Lane LS16 8EG.

Have your say at a drop in event on 30th June between 3.30pm – 7.30pm at Adel War Memorial Association, Church Lane Adel LS16 8DE or tel 0113 380 0270

 

Open Meeting for Adel Residents & Businesses

Adel Neighbourhood Forum 16th May 2016

at 7.30pm Gladys Tetley Room, Adel War Memorial Association Sports and Social Club, Church Lane, LS16  8DE

Adel Leeds AGM Minutes

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE

ADEL NEIGHBOURHOOD FORUM

HELD ON TUESDAY 19TH JANUARY AT 7.30PM

ADEL WAR MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION, CHURCH LANE, ADEL, LEEDS

16 people attended the meeting.

  1. The Chairman Mr. Ian Bond opened the meeting and thanked everyone for attending.
  2. Election of Officers took place en bloc in respect of Co-Chairmen and Secretary. A new Treasurer was elected following the resignation of the previous Treasurer.

 

Chairman                  Mr. Ian Bond (no other nominations received so elected unopposed).

 

Co-Chairman            Mr. Nick Brown (no other nominations received so elected unopposed).

 

Secretary                   Mrs. Caroline Anderson (no other nominations received so elected unopposed).

 

Treasurer                   Mr. Graham Bond, no relation to the Chairman,  proposed by Mr. John Hartley, Seconded by Cllr. Barry Anderson. No other nominations received so elected unopposed.

 

  1. Chairman’s Report

 

The Chairman reported on the work of the Forum over the last year. He thanked the Steering Group on behalf of Nick and himself for the work on drafting the proposals for the Neighbourhood Plan and the Ward Councillors Barry and Caroline Anderson for their support throughout. Ian also thanked Mike Dando for all his help and wished him well as his health has not been good recently and he has had to relinquish working with us.

 

In the last year we have clarified our vision of Adel in the Policy Intentions Document produced in June. We have outlined the sites we believe can be developed and clearly stated our position in respect of the Site Allocations plan.

 

Concerns have been expressed in the community re infrastructure needs that require to be addressed. At the instigation of the Forum a Housing Market Needs Assessment was carried out. This report supported the need for a mix of housing.

 

We have secured funding to enable us to work with another consultant who will help us to shape our policies to meet the technical demands of planning law and achieve Regulation 14 status. This will get us to a stage where the plan can be submitted to the Local Authority and bring it to the attention of all those who live and work in Adel.

 

School provision has been identified as an area of concern. We are challenged to find a site suitable for another school; ideally we believe this should be west of Otley Road.

 

In addition to large sites we have also commented on a number of smaller planning applications, for example the possibility of a further takeaway on Otley Road and the redevelopment of the site at 2 Church Lane. We have also commented on the planning application for the Lawnswood Service Station.

 

We are now preparing for the plan to be adopted by the local community by way of a referendum but we cannot do this alone. We need members of the Forum to promote the plan and engage the community.

 

  1. Treasurer’s Report

 

Cllr. Barry Anderson had acted as Interim Treasurer and prepared the accounts for the AGM. He reported the income and expenditure for the last year and that there is a credit balance of £718 in general funds and a grant of £7591, bringing total funds to £8309.

 

The Chairman’s and the Treasurer’s Report were adopted, proposed by Mrs. Grace Clark and seconded by Mr. Jeremy Emmott.

 

  1. AOB

 

There were no items given to the chairman in advance of the meeting by the deadline circulated.

Open Meeting and AGM

The next open meeting, which incorporates the AGM, of the Adel Neighbourhood Forum will take place on Tuesday, 19th January 2016 at 7.30pm in the Gladys Tetley Room, Adel War Memorial Association/Adel Sports and Social Club, Church Lane, Adel. LS16 8DE all residents and local connections are welcome.

Tuesday 19th January 2106 at 7.30pm

1.0 Welcome, introductions and received apologies. ​

This meeting will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting

2.0 Annual General Meeting

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Election of Officers:

Chairman

Deputy Chairman/Co-Chairman

Secretary

Treasurer

Chairman’s Report ​   Ian Bond /Nick Brown

Treasurer’s Report​     Barry Anderson

Any Other Business

3.0    Adel Reformatory- opportunity to influence development brief.   Nick Brown

4.0   Good design / poor design.​ Nick Brown/ Paul Simkins

We think we know what we mean by poor house design but what do we mean by good house design that fits the character of Adel?

5.0   Meanwood Valley Trail- promoting links to Adel.​ Jeremy Emmott

6.0 Questions and comments- all

7.0 Next Steps

8.0 Date of next Forum

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