Last Saturday 27 April, Wharfedale & Airedale Review Development and the Campaign to Protect Rural England held its first Yorkshire Planning Conference in central Leeds. The event was a resounding success and it was very gratifying to see so many delegates from across the whole of Yorkshire.
Important topics discussed included:
- LDF housing target numbers
- Democratic deficiencies
- Urban regeneration
- Present planning legislation bias in favour of developers
- Release of PAS land in Leeds
- 95% mortgages
- Existing empty boarded up properties
- Thousands of planning permissions across our area granted – not a brick laid
- The NPPF easing the way for developers to grab green fields
- The Localism Act does not really empower local communities
- The need for all, including locally elected councillors and MPs to work together
- There is strength in unity
There will be a more detailed account of the conference appearing shortly when we have received comments from delegates and our WARD and CPRE representatives. If you wish to make a comment please do so below.