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Rothwell residents’ victory over Aldi

  Yesterday I spoke at the planning panel to argue on behalf of residents and the Rothwell Neighbourhood Forum about a planning application from Aldi to build a new supermarket in Rothwell on the site of Ashleigh Signs. Aldi had applied for permission for the new supermarket to close at 10:00pm which I and local […]

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Sadly had to deliver letter to Rothwell Liberal Democrat candidate

I love election time and campaigning, another chance to communicate with voters and put forward the positive and hard work I’ve done for and with local people and hand over to them to decide on my record whether to re-elect me to continue to represent the Rothwell ward, my home. That’s why my election address […]

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Open letter to Aldi – don’t give Rothwell more than it bargained for

Here is an open letter I sent to Aldi about how local residents feel misled about its plans for late opening, I would rather see Aldi walk away than have children and older residents disturbed late at night.   Dear Mark OPEN LETTER REGARDING YOUR PLANNING PERMISSION FOR A NEW STORE IN ROTHWELL I am […]

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Woody school students help us make Woodlesford roads safer

  I’ve long pushed for 20mph zones and when the Woodlesford 20 mph zone was given the go-ahead I asked Leeds City Council Highways if children from Woodlesford Primary School could design the sign. As a result council officers have worked with Woodlesford Primary head teacher Robin Scott to organise a competition for pupils to […]

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Site allocations: fighting to protect our green fields in Rothwell, Woodlesford, Oulton and Carlton

The Conservative and Liberal Democrat government introduced its National Planning Policy Framework two years ago to boost development  and tackle the housing crisis by cutting red tape. To do this it relaxed the planning laws which has given developers a real boost. The government has made it clear to every local authority that it has […]

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Rothwell, Woodlesford, Oulton and Carlton under attack from developers

Our villages and green fields are under attack from predatory developers exploiting relaxed planning laws, according to Country Life magazine, which says that rural communities are being ruined by house builders ‘let off the leash’ by the Tories and Liberal Democrat government through its National Planning Policy Framework introduced two years ago to boost development […]

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Letter to residents near government’s proposed HS2 route

  This is the letter we are sending to residents near to the government’s proposed HS2 route in the wake of David Cameron’s speech in Leeds this week.   Dear resident, We are writing to you following Monday’s  speech in Leeds by David Cameron and George Osborne, regarding the future of the HS2 project.In what […]

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