Community Meeting Tues. 31st October, 7.30pm at Rawdon Library

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Agenda for Meeting on Tuesday 31st October 2023, 7.30pm, at Rawdon Community Library  

1.       1.1 Apologies

         1.2 Minutes & Matters Arising from Meeting Tuesday 25th July 2023.

         1.3 Open Forum: Attendees can raise any local issues/concerns not on Agenda.

2.      Finance & Membership: Position of Treasurer – vacancy.                           

3.        Planning Applications:         You can find planning applications in the press or using the link below and then using the planning map – which highlights current applications:          Find Leeds City Council Planning website, go to Public Access site or Use this link: http://planningapplications.leeds.gov.uk/publicaccess/tdc/DcApplication/application_searchform.asp

Old Applications:   

23/03958/FU The Old Rectory The Green Guiseley Leeds LS20 9BB

Formation of pedestrian access with gate to Church Street and change of use to use as private amenity area.  Update

23/04343/DTM   Outside Sainsburys On Grass Verge Apperley Lane Little London Rawdon Leeds LS19 6SF

Determination for installation of 5G 20m high Hutchinson Apollo arv etc.

23/03068/LI & 23/03067/FU Rawdon Hall | Listed Building Application for the repair and refurbishment of main hall. 

22/06758/FU | Alterations to form new shop front | 65 High Street Yeadon Leeds LS19 7SP This is the former Victorian shopfront that was replaced last year without planning permission and was subject to enforcement measures. The owner tried to avoid installing the required replacement firstly by making a retrospective planning application (which was refused) and then by making a new, very slightly different application.  Also refused 25th November 2022. 

4.      Heritage Issues

            4.1 Micklefield House Update

4.2 Conservation Area Protection and Shopfront Shutters.  New information leaflets       available produced by Leeds Civic Trust.

          4.3    Proposed Memorial or Blue Plaque for Cotopa Mill, Guiseley accident in 1941.

5.       Congestion, Pollution & Transport

5.1    Consultation re: Returning control of bus services to local authorities

          5.2    Current levels of congestion in Aireborough

5.3 More Bus Service Cuts: A1, A2, A3 plus Service 27 update.

5.5 Freedom of Information (F.O.I.) Request on Cycle track use

5.6 SCOOT system of traffic control on A65

5.7 Roadworks disruption to all, esp. bus services

5.8 Lack of onward travel information at Leeds City Station

6.  Autumn Planting of Yeadon High Street on 17th October

7. Reports & Information:

7.1     Councillor News          7.2      Police Community Meeting on 24th October 2023

7.3 10th Anniversary of Saving Rawdon Library & Commemorative Bench      

8.  A.O.B.      

9.       Dates of next meetings:  All 7.30pm at Rawdon Community Library:.

Tuesday  28 November: Children’s favourites from the 1950’s Malcolm Johnson gives a nostalgic talk about the television programmes & also plays music enjoyed by children in the 1950’s with Uncle Mac: ‘Nellie the Elephant’, ‘Doggy In The Window’, ‘Runaway Train’ etc.      

Tuesday 30th January 2024:    AGM followed by our usual Community Meeting (all welcome) – to discuss issues of local interest.

Talk Thurs. 27th April: The Miracle of Bird Migration, 7.30pm at Rawdon Library

Linda Jenkinson
Founder of Start Birding Leeds, talks about The Miracle of Bird Migration
Join Linda who has a passion for bird watching and teaching others to enjoy this pastime, as she gives a fascinating talk on bird migration and the species that are currently on the move and passing through the Aireborough & Leeds area.
What might we expect to see at this time of year?
Admission: ACS Members: FREE
Non-ACS Members: £4.00
NB: Join ACS on the night for £10 annual membership which includes five
talks this year.

AIREBOROUGH CIVIC SOCIETY COMMUNITY MEETING – Tuesday 28th March, 7.30pm at Rawdon Library

Agenda for Meeting on Tuesday, 28th March 2023, 7.30pm, at Rawdon Community Library
1. 1.1 Apologies
1.2 Minutes & Matters Arising from Meeting Tuesday 31st January 2023.
1.3 Open Forum: Attendees can raise any local issues/concerns not on Agenda.
2. Finance & Membership: Position of Treasurer – vacancy.
3. Planning Applications: You can find planning applications in the press or using the link below and then using the planning map – which highlights current applications: Find Leeds City Council Planning website, go to Public Access site or Use this link: http://planningapplications.leeds.gov.uk/publicaccess/tdc/DcApplication/application_searchform.asp
New Applications:
Old Applications:
22/06758/FU | Alterations to form new shop front | 65 High Street Yeadon Leeds LS19 7SP This is the former Victorian shopfront that was replaced last year without planning permission and was subject to enforcement measures. The owner is trying to avoid the required replacement by making a new application. Refused 25th November 2022.
22/06130/FU | Change of use and alterations to clock tower to form one residential unit | Clock Tower High Royds Fold Menston Leeds LS29 6GW
22/06242/FU | Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a food store with associated access, parking, servicing area and landscaping | Haworth Lane Yeadon Leeds LS19 This is the new Lidl store proposal. Approved 24.3.23
7EN3.2 Proposal to install a communications base station (telecomms mast) on a piece of land between the Sainsbury’s at the top of Apperley Lane and the JCT roundabout.
Hawksworth Quarry Odda Lane Hawksworth 21/07664 Leeds LS20 8NZ Description Variation of condition numbers 18 and 20 of planning permission 28/96/93/FU to allow for the recycling of waste as part of the quarry restoration scheme and the increase of the amount of waste to be stored on site from 500 tonnes to 30,000 tonnes. The Planning Inspectorate has received the above appeal against the refusal on 31st Mar. 2022.

4. Micklefield House update.

5. Leeds Local Plan 2040 consultation

6. Congestion, Pollution & Transport
6.1 Imagine an Excellent Bus Service for Leeds – Leeds Civic Trust Competition.
6.2 Bus Service 966 update
6.3 F.O.I. Request on Cycle track use
6.4 Apperley Lane Pedestrian Crossing & Park Road Concerns
6.5 Government Pothole money for Leeds
6.6 SCOOT system of traffic control on A65
7. Spring Litter Pick: Is anyone able to take this on?
8. Reports & Information:
8.1 Police Community Meeting
8.2 Chair’s meeting with MP Stuart Andrew
8.3 Councillor News
9. A.O.B.

10. Date of next meetings: All 7.30pm at Rawdon Community Library:
NB THURSDAY The Miracle of Bird Migration
27 April Linda Jenkinson, founder of Start Birding Leeds, gives a fascinating talk on bird migration at this time of year.
Tuesday 30th May 2023 Community Meeting (all welcome) – to discuss issues of local interest.

Community Meeting, Tuesday 28th March, 7.30pm, Rawdon Library

Residents of Guiseley, Rawdon & Yeadon are invited to come to Aireborough Civic Society’s next Community Meeting to discuss and help plan how the community can make our area a better place to live.

Hear what Aireborough Civic Society has achieved.
Help plan our campaigns for 2023.

The Civic Society consists of volunteers who want to make a positive difference to our environment.

Come along to our meeting on 28th March to Rawdon Library, find out what we do and bring your own ideas and concerns. We hope to have a Leeds City Councillor attending our meeting to update members and give advice.

There is much to do – we are concerned about:
Protecting our Green Belt – a new Core Strategy is being consulted on now!
Our Conservation Areas & Heritage buildings – & their protection,
Congestion on local roads, disruption from road works and parking problems,
Litter spoiling our community
Improving local shopping areas
Planting flowers to make our centres more attractive
Improving Local Bus Services,
Planning matters: – what is happening and suggesting improvements?
Any other local matters.

At this time of the year LITTER seems to be a big problem and we plan to have a CLEAN UP morning early in April. Please let us know of any parts of Aireborough that would benefit: e-mail: [email protected]. Harrogate Road (A658) near the airport seems bad at the moment.

The Society works with Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum and
is part of the national organisation, Civic Voice. ACS is also affiliated to Leeds Civic Trust & the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).