Linton Village Society AGM – 22nd May 2018 – Minutes

LINTON VILLAGE SOCIETY (LVS)

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

22nd MAY 2018

Apologies: Kevin Downie,  Ian Gilmore

  1. Minutes of last AGM approved

  1. A public hearing will be held on 5th June 2018 regarding the proposed Kebbell development on the Ridge site. The Chairman stated that village residents were encouraged to attend on the first day. Refreshments would be provided at the Windmill Inn prior to the meeting and transport would be made available for those who required it to the Leeds City Hall where the public hearing would be held.

  1. A defibrillator has been installed at the Village Hall and twelve people have attended a tutorial in order to be able to use it.

  1. Councillor Ryan Stephenson was introduced having been recently re elected. Ryan has been in post for two years and the LVS AGM that year was his first appearance. Ryan touched on the bridge closure and its grand re opening. Ryan also said that the Linton Neighbourhood Plan is viewed as a good plan of reference for other villages. A 20 mile per hour speed limit will be introduced in Linton and is likely to be in place this year. Stockeld Park development has been a concern due to the approval having been given by North Yorkshire County Council whilst the impact on Wetherby in West Yorkshire is likely to be significant. Ryan stated that both councils have a duty to co operate and work together in such circumstances. Wetherby have an active residents group so Ryan will put them in touch with Linton & Collingham as it could have a knock on effect regarding traffic etc from this large development. A decision regarding the proposed development has been deferred at present. Harewood Councillors are opposing the application due the adverse effect that providing extra services and increased traffic to the Wetherby area.

  1. With regards to the Kebbell proposed Ridge site development, Muddy Lane’s right of way is pivotal to any application. A question was raised as to whether the law of passing on ‘right of way’ to future landowners was legal. Will legal argument site visit include Muddy Lane? Ryan agreed to speak to Mr Copel (Barrister) on behalf of Leeds City Council (LCC). The LCC’s argument is that the Kebbell application is premature as LCC now have a site allocation plan due to be passed by September 2018.

  1. Some monies have been allocated to various projects around the village (Village green project and Village tree planting project). The LNP accounts have now been closed and remaining funds transferred back to the LVS account (as this money was originally donated by LVS for the plan).

  1. Ashley Guise (Chairman), Geoff Wilkinson, Tony Riall (Treasurer), Kevin Downie were re elected. Richard Bolton was elected as a new member. Jenny Guise, Adele Sheridan and Jill Bolton have all stepped down. Any other residents who wished to join the LVS committee would be very welcome.

  1. AOB – The Village Green project has now been completed and is viewed as a welcome improvement to the village. Many thanks to all those involved.

Meeting closed.

LCC refuses the Ridge Meadows plans

Good News!

LVS and several Linton residents were present at the Plans Panel on 21st December to hear Leeds City Council’s reasons for refusal of The Ridge Meadows plans.

There was a unanimous vote from Councillors to defend Leeds City Council’s refusal at a Public Enquiry to be held later this year (we believe the Public Enquiry may be held around May time).

The latest, duplicate, planning application lodged by Kebbell is being held in abeyance and will be subject to the same reasons for refusal.

The 4 main reasons Leeds City Council have cited in the refusal are:

  1. It is contrary to Leeds’ development strategy of locating new developments within Urban areas and Major Settlements. Linton village is not considered suitable for development of any scale.

  2. The location of the development is an unsustainable, remote location and does not meet Leeds City Council’s accessibility standards as there are no local services such as schools, shops, health care etc.

  3. The land itself is safeguarded as “Protected Area of Search” which means it cannot be developed on before 2028.

  4. The plans are considered to be “premature” to the Site Allocations Process which is has already begun.

For the full Council report with all the technical details for the refusal, click here

Once again, thank you all for your support in fighting this unwanted development, the way the village has come together over this issue has certainly impressed Leeds City Council and let them know that their decision to refuse is being very well received and supported.

LVS will continue to work closely with Leeds City Council in the coming months to prepare fully for the Public Enquiry.

Linton Neighbourhood Plan

The Kebbell Homes vs Leeds City Council appeal hearing at the Supreme court in London took place on 29th and 30th November.

We expect a decision from the Supreme Court in the next few weeks and will update you as soon as the court’s decision is known.

Regards

Linton Village Society

Ridge Meadows application update December 2017

Firstly can we take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support in fighting the Ridge Meadows development plans.

The latest, duplicate plans have received over 150 objections from residents and councillors which shows the level of concern the village has over this development.

The appeal by Kebbell Homes on the grounds of non-determination of initial plans for 26 houses on Ridge Meadows (Plan 17/00029/OT) is now going to be the subject of a Public Enquiry in 2018. We will update you when we know more about the dates for the Public Enquiry. We have a team of people at LVS who are planning for the process to ensure the village is well represented at the enquiry. 

At the Plans Panel meeting on 21st December 2017, Leeds City Council will discuss their defence for the Public Enquiry in 2018. Whilst the public are welcome to this observe this meeting, neither the residents nor the developer are allowed to make further comments.

The Council have decided to hold in abeyance the duplicate plans 17/06609/OT, they will not be presented to the Plans Panel. The defence against the original plans will be applied to the latest plans as we expected.

Linton Neighbourhood Plan

The Kebbell Homes vs Leeds City Council appeal hearing at the Supreme court in London took place on 29th and 30th November.

We will update you as soon as the court’s decision is known and let you know what the implications of the decision are for the Linton Neighbourhood Plan.

Village Meeting

We are aware that there has been a lot of information circulating in the last few months, we will be holding a village meeting at the Village Hall in January so we can update you on the planning and Linton Neighbourhood Plan situations and answer any questions you may have. We will let you know the date for this meeting in the coming weeks.

Regards 
 
Linton Village Society

Planning Update Ridge Meadows

Firstly can we take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support in fighting the Ridge Meadows development plans.

The latest, duplicate plans have received 140 objections from residents and councillors and with the deadline for objections extended until 6th December, it’s highly likely the duplicate plans will see more objections than the initial plans did which shows the level of concern the village has over this development.

The appeal by Kebbell Homes on the grounds of non-determination of initial plans for 26 houses on Ridge Meadows (Plan 17/00029/OT) is now going to be the subject of a Public Enquiry in 2018. We will update you when we know more about the dates for the Public Enquiry. We have a team of people at LVS who are planning for the process to ensure the village is well represented at the enquiry.

The duplicate plans (ref. 17/06609/OT) will be presented to the Leeds City Council Plans Panel on 21st December 2017 to be held at Leeds Civic Hall. The meeting is open to the public, if you would like to be there to add your support, check back on this website where we will publish the time of the meeting as soon as we know. Julian Holmes, the Chairman of Collingham with Linton Parish Council, will be presenting a pre-prepared 4 minute speech to the Plans Panel, on the village’s behalf.

Linton Neighbourhood Plan

The Kebbell Homes vs Leeds City Council appeal hearing at the Supreme court in London is due to take place on 29th and 30th November.

We will update you as soon as the court’s decision is known and let you know what the implications of the decision are for the Linton Neighbourhood Plan.

Village Meeting

We are aware that there has been a lot of information circulating in the last few months, we will be holding a village meeting at the Village Hall in January so we can update you on the planning and Linton Neighbourhood Plan situations and answer any questions you may have. We will let you know the date for this meeting in the coming weeks 

Regards 
 
Linton Village Society

LVS – Ridge Meadows

Please see below a download link to an independent assessment which was carried out on the original Ridge Meadows planning application, and has now been updated based on the new application by Kebbell Homes.
Concern still exists over the access to the site and the lack of detailed information which has been provided by the Developers.
If you have still to put in an objection regarding this development, please read this notice which has been placed on the LVS website as additional information.
Regards
LVS
 

THE RIDGE MEADOWS APPLICATION

Please see the current in depth submission for Leeds City Council, regarding the proposed development of Ridge Meadows, which will be submitted following the LVS meeting on Thursday the 16th of February.
 
This will ensure that should any relevant issues be raised at this meeting, the draft can be amended prior to submission.