Yorkshire Greenspace Alliance (YGA) was set up some years ago to support the protection of green spaces. It has been dormant for sometime, but has just been reinvigorated in a revised form to specifically raise funds for legal representation, initially at the forthcoming 2017 Leeds Site Allocation Plan hearings. The Alliance will also later consider the same for Bradford.
I am very honoured to have been elected as its chairman for the forthcoming year. Supporting me is a great team with much local planning experience. I am looking forward to the forthcoming challenges.
The Alliance will have a new constitution and an active committee drawn from planning concerned community groups that are geographically represented around Leeds and Bradford.
The main aim of the Alliance will be to focus on the LCC use of green belt to fulfill the excessive housing target it has imposed on us. It is felt that everyone understands and supports the need for green belt protection, especially where a less aggressive housing number can be fulfilled from existing brownfield sites.
We will be coming to the community with our hands out for cash, but will provide lots of information and engagement as to why you should donate!
Martin Hughes, Chairman. Yorkshire Greenspace Alliance