8 March 2018

Regulation 14 Public Consultation

Oulton and Woodlesford Neighbourhood Development Plan


Groundwork Funded
In accordance with Neighbourhood Planning Regulation 14, the Oulton and Woodlesford Neighbourhood Forum is undertaking a public consultation and would like to invite comments from organisations and individuals on its Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Development Plan.

The public consultation runs from 8 March 2018 until 19 April 2018.

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6 March 2018

AGM 2018

Our 2018 AGM will be held at the Oulton Institute on Sunday 13 May 2018 at 2pm. We will also be providing an update on the progress of the Forum in establishing our Plan which is nearing completion. New members welcome at the meeting.

Nominations for committee positions should be submitted in advance, and in accordance with the Forum's constitution.

1 March 2018

Consultation period begins next week

The draft Neighbourhood Plan will be available from next week for public consultation for a period of six weeks. The full Plan and supporting materials will be available here together with an online survey through which you can provide your feedback.

Starting next week a summary of the Plan and a paper based questionnaire will be hand delivered to every home in the Neighbourhood Forum Area. Paper copies of the full plan will also be available at various locations within the Area for inspection.

We thank LCC for partly funding the cost of printing these materials - the Well-Being Fund grant was awarded by local Ward members through the Outer South Communities Committee.

13 November 2017

Neighbourhood Plan reaches major milestone

You will be delighted to hear that your Neighbourhood Plan will shortly be submitted for public consultation. After five years in the making, the efforts of our collective labours are about to bear fruit.

The next steps call for formal public consultation (planned for early in the New Year), examination by an inspector (around Easter) and finally a local referendum (late summer).

The Plan will be of key importance in determining the future development of Oulton and Woodlesford. Once adopted, following an official local referendum of eligible voters, it will become part of Planning Law that the local Planning Authority will be governed by.

Covering the entire Neighbourhood Forum Area and informed by numerous open consultation exercises with those living, working and having businesses here, the Plan is the result of five years’ work. Although facilitated by your Forum’s elected Steering Committee, the Plan communicates the majority views of the community.

The Plan will be submitted to Leeds City Council for formal comment early in the New Year at which time a six week public consultation will be open. This will be your final opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed plan before it is presented for examination by a Government Inspector.

A summary of the plan, together with a request for comments, will be distributed to all properties in the Forum’s area when the consultation opens. The full plan will be available on the Forum’s website and a small number of printed reference copies will be made available to view locally. A small number of public information drop-in events are also planned during the consultation period.

Please sign up to our newsletter to be kept informed of relevant news and information as your Plan progresses. You may also apply for free membership of the Forum.

2 April 2017

AGM and Draft Plan Update

Our AGM will be held at the Oulton Institute on Sunday 30 April 2017 at 2pm. We will also be providing an update on the draft plan which is nearing completion. New members welcome at the meeting.

Nominations for committee positions should be submitted in advance, and in accordance with the Forum's constitution.

15 February 2017

Take action now - HS2 consultations & petition


Public meeting to be held on Sunday 19 February 2017 in Woodlesford, looming deadlines for consultation responses and an urgent call to action for all residents of LS26 and surrounding areas. Read more and find template responses on the SOWHAT website and Facebook group.

Sign the petition TODAY to protect your future

17 December 2016

HS2 Phase 2b Property Consultation

Dates for your diary...

HS2 Phase 2b Property Consultation and the Phase 2b Route Refinement Consultation events:

Saturday 21 January Woodlesford
Blackburn Hall, Commercial Street, Rothwell, Leeds, LS26 0AW 10am - 5pm

Monday 23 January Garforth
Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa, Thorpe Suite 1150 Century Way, Leeds, LS15 8ZB 12pm - 8pm

Tuesday 24 January Hunslet
Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT 12pm - 8pm

Why is this not in the village again? Ask HS2!

Note that HS2 are likely to have different information displays at the Garforth and Hunslet events, so you are best to attend on the 21st if you can, but if you can't make that... the others are better than nothing.