Gove orders public inquiry into Leeds Bradford expansion

Barry White

Local campaigners have welcomed  government action to hold a public inquiry into the decision to allow the building of a new £150m terminal building at Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA). The airport’s planning application was approved by Leeds City Council last March despite objections by campaigners and local MPs. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick postponed making a decision on calls for a public inquiry, but his successor Michael Gove has now “called in” the plans.

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ACE responds to Lord’s Close development proposals

Barry White

ACE  has responded to the planning application submitted by Giggleswick School and Wellesley Homes to Craven District Council for a mix of 41, one, two, three and four-bedroom houses on two parcels of land at Lord’s Close, Giggleswick. Following discussions by the campaign’s energy working group and at the virtual Green Café meeting on Saturday 15 January, Sarah Wiltshire ACE Coordinator has written to the Council’s planning department as follows:

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Results of transport and energy survey to be discussed

Barry White

Saturday’s Green Café virtual meeting (15 January) organised by ACE, will get a comprehensive report on the transport and energy survey which was carried out during the summer. We distributed over 2,500 questionnaires to residents in Settle and surrounding villages. 701 were returned of which 586 were posted and 155 were completed on-line, representing a return rate of 27%.

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Was your Christmas tree really green?

Barry White

Since 2020 Todmorden based Rooted has been hiring out Christmas trees in a bid to cut waste and global warming. So as we approach twelfth night when the decorations come down, how are you disposing of your tree?

“A tree is not just for Christmas when adopted,” said Rooted Christmas Tree Farm founder Sara Tomkins who started her new venture after losing her job at the start of the Corona Virus pandemic and appeared on the BBC’s Look North regional news programme on 4 January, see: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-leeds-59886883 .

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