Wentworth Woodhouse: a chequered history

Prospects for the survival of Wentworth Woodhouse now seem more secure than they have been for many years. Built from the proceeds of coal mining and reputed to have the longest country house facade in Europe, Wentworth Woodhouse is of considerable architectural importance but has struggled to survive since the imposition of open cast mining within yards of the house, seen as an act of class-war, in 1946 by the post-war Labour government.
Architectural historian David Winpenny charts the history of this extraordinary building and the stories of the families who lived there at Linton Antique Society’s meeting on 8 March at 8.00pm which takes place at Linton Memorial Hall. Entrance £7 for non-members. Members, free. For more information visit the Society’s website www.lintonantiquesociety.org.uk
Next talk: 12 April 2018, 7.30 pm (postponed from 8 February) The Model Wife: Women in Pre-Raphaelite Art with Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper

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Pre-Raphaelite women at the Linton Antique Society

On 8 February at 8.00 pm in Linton Memorial Hall, Suzanne Fagence Cooper, art historian and author of The Model Wife: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, Ruskin and Millais, reveals the vital part women played in the lives of the Pre-Raphaelite group of artists: the tragic Elizabeth Siddall, artist, model and wife of Rossetti; Effie Gray, Millais’ wife and model; and the ‘stunner’ Jane Morris, wife of William and Rossetti’s model and lover.

To read more about this meeting download the leaflet by clicking on the image below

Cinema comes to Linton Village

STOP PRESS
Premiere Night in Linton
Don’t miss the first Linton Village Cinema event!
‘Farewell to Arms’
on Thurdsay, 18th January at Linton Memorial Hall
Please note the new time of 3.30 pm start
See poster below
We now have the opportunity to use the new ‘pop-up’ cinema
equipment which has been purchased by the
Collingham and Linton Remembers WW1 Committee
This is a great asset to our village and is a facility that the Linton Village
Fundraisers will look to use over the coming years.
So if you have a free space in your diary next Thursday, 18th January,
do come to our first village cinema event
Tea and cakes will be served at 3.30pm with the film starting at 4pm

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

Linton Village ‘Drop in’ Coffee Mornings at the Windmill Inn at 11 am

Dates for 2018

The ‘drop-in’ coffee mornings have been a great success during 2017 and have given everyone an opportunity to catch up with friends and also meet new neighbours.

They are held on third Thursday of each month (except for December), and the dates for 2018 are as follows:

18th January

15th February

15th March

19th April

17th May

21st June

19th July

16th August

20th September

18th October

15th November

13th December (avoiding Christmas week)

Look forward to seeing you on Thursday, 18th January.

Linton Village Fundraisers

Thomas Chippendale: Master Craftsman and Entrepreneur

2018 is the tercentenary of the birth in Otley of Britain’s greatest furniture maker and designer, Thomas Chippendale, who will be celebrated in a country-wide programme of events throughout the year. Ahead of the major Chippendale exhibition opening at Leeds City Museum in February, its co-curator James Lomax explores the great man’s life and work in Thomas Chippendale: Master Craftsman and Entrepreneur on 11 January at 8.00 pm in Linton Memorial Hall.

Download the press release for more information

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 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