Cllr Ryk Downes

Liberal Democrat Councillor working all year round for Otley & Yeadon Learn more

Archive for the ‘Housing’ Category

I am greatly concerned that the proposals both for Otley and Yeadon involve the loss of a number of important greenfield sites. These are important local assets and it is difficult to justify their loss when there still a number of brown field sites available to meet local housing need. I am also concerned that […]

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Warm Homes Leeds

by rykdownes on 17 December, 2014

Warm Homes Service From Care & Repair Leeds If you, or any other household member, have a long term cold related health condition that is made worse by living in a cold and damp property e.g. respiratory diseases or heart problems; you own your own home or live in private rented property or you have […]

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Councillor condemns ‘daft’ housing plans

by rykdownes on 9 December, 2014

Local Lib Dem councillor, Colin Campbell, has spoken out against plans that could see developers able to focus on building large, expensive homes at the cost of desperately needed affordable housing. Plans unveiled last week by Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles MP stated that developers of smaller plots of land would no longer have to […]

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At St. Margaret’s Church Hall, Horsforth. The agenda for Outer North West Community Committee, Monday, 8th December, 2014, 1.30 pm has just been published. You can view this document when connected to the internal network using the link: Agenda details on intranet web site You can view this information on the Internet by following the […]

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Yeadon Forum

by rykdownes on 13 November, 2014

You are invited to come along to the next Yeadon forum which will be held on Tuesday 18th November at Yeadon Town Hall in the Wharfedale room at 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm.

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Demolition crews roll in

by rykdownes on 28 October, 2014

Local Lib Dem councillors Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes have confirmed that work has finally started on the demolition of the derelict Haworth Court site in Yeadon. The site was condemned in order to clear space for a new development, with a planning application for 45 apartments for older residents with medium or high care […]

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The agenda for Outer North West Community Committee, Monday, 13th October, 2014, 1.30 pm has just been published. The following items are included in the agenda: No. Item 1 APPEALS AGAINST REFUSAL OF INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS 2 EXEMPT INFORMATION – POSSIBLE EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC 3 LATE ITEMS 4 DECLARATION OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY […]

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Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, and Yeadon City Councillors are calling on Leeds City Council to make the Howarth Court site safe and secure for local residents following recent incidences in the area. Greg joined local Councillors Colin Campbell, Sandy Lay and Ryk Downes in raising concerns about the increase in anti-social behaviour in […]

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Otley Maypole Update

by rykdownes on 18 June, 2014

I have received the following from the Chief Executive of Leeds a City Council, which explain the recent events in detail. On Thursday the 19th June a Forestry Officer of the Parks and Countryside Service was inspecting trees in the Otley area. On passing the Maypole he noticed that it appeared to be leaning at […]

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Greg Mulholland MP, Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, today welcomed the news that Leeds is to receive £4.9 million as part of the Government’s Green Deal Communities Scheme. The scheme will be rolled out on a street-by-street basis and will help residents in Leeds North West kick-start energy efficiency measures like solid wall […]

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