Welcome to the website for the villages of Bramhope and its neighbour Carlton.
Our intention is to provide local residents with a useful source of information about our villages together with local history and details of existing groups and organisations. In addition, by providing this information we hope others may be tempted to visit us here in Yorkshire.
Thank you for visiting the site – we hope to see you around the village soon.
For further details please visit the Latest News page.
Crime Prevention Information
Following recent burglaries in Carlton, the Neighbourhood Police Team have sent some useful Crime Prevention information for us to share with residents of Bramhope & Carlton.
Current concerns for the Police are around burglary of dwellings and theft from motor vehicles. Some crimes are the breaking into properties to steal car keys and then to take the car. A fact sheet for both of these crimes can be accessed below, additional advice from the Police is as follows:
· Make sure that any Europrofile locks are to a TS007 3 star standard. These are snap proof locks, when fitted they should be fitted flush to the handle so that they cant be snapped.
· Remove all items from display in vehicles – thieves may think you have a sat nav in the glove compartment if you leave the cradle in the window
· Move all keys out of sight or from kitchen drawers at home
· Do not leave keys in the backs of doors
Vacancy for a Councillor – 8th August 2017
Notice is hereby given that due to the resignation of Cllr Peter Lawson a vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for the Parish Council of Bramhope & Carlton (Bramhope Ward)
The vacancy will be filled by election if any ten local government electors for the said area submit a written request to that effect in the manner prescribed below and if no such request is made the vacancy will be filled by the Parish Council.
Any request for an election to be held to fill the vacancy must be in writing and must reach the Returning Officer, Leeds City Council, Electoral Services, Level 2, Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD by no later than Tuesday 29th August 2017
Sale of Parish Council Land (8th August 2017)
The Parish Council is proposing to sell agricultural land, in its ownership comprising of land fronting the A658 Harrogate Road (1.28 acres) shown on the plan below as area 3 and Gurnal Flats, Occupation Lane (1.30 acres) shown on the plan below as area 1.
The land is in the Green Belt and does not appear on the proposed Site Allocations Plan. Nevertheless, a claw back clause would form part of any contract of sale to ensure the village benefitted from any development in the next 20 years.
If you have questions or views on the matter, please contact the Parish Clerk.
Breary Lane East Development – Reserved Matters Application for residential development of 319 dwellings, a convenience store and public open space
The reserved matters planning application for the Breary Lane East development site has been submitted by Miller Homes. The full application is available on the Leeds City Council website on the following Link. The deadline for comments to Leeds City Council is Friday 2nd June 2017.
The Parish Council has submitted it’s comments to Leeds City Council. The content of the comment can be found on the following Link
Department of Transport Announcement
Leeds City Council are delighted that the Department for Transport has today given its support to it’s plans to transform public transport in Leeds, with their confirmation of £173.5million funding. Read more here
Highways Maintenance work in Bramhope 2017/18
Details of Leeds City Council Highways work which will be undertaken in Bramhope during 2017/18 are detailed in the attached document.
Almscliffe Crag Wind Turbines Scheme – Withdrawn
In April 2015 a Huddersfield firm, DC21, submitted an application to erect two 48 metre high wind turbines on green belt land northwest of Almscliffe Crag. The location of the turbines meant that they would appear significantly higher than the crag. Bramhope & Carlton Parish Council objected on the grounds that this would spoil the view from Bramhope across Wharfedale and encouraged neighbouring town and parish councils to object.
Over 450 objections were received, including one from Harewood House, and from the Ministry of Defence as the turbines would interfere with the radar at RAF Topcliffe. The application was eventually withdrawn without going in front of the planning committee, and the outcome announced in March 2017.
The reduction in subsidies for land based wind turbines announced mid-2015 has removed the incentive for this and similar schemes. Unless the funding model for wind turbines is changed, it is unlikely that this proposal will be revived.
Land at Breary Lane East / Leeds Road – Outcome of Planning Appeal
Bramhope & Carlton Parish Council has been informed that Miller Homes have been successful in their appeal over the planning application to build on the land between Leeds Road and Breary Lane East. The Inspectors report to Leeds City Council can be found on the followingLink.
Miller Homes applied for planning permission to build on this land in October 2013. There were over 900 responses from residents, the vast majority against the development. Leeds City Council rejected the application primarily on the grounds that it was premature as the LCC Site Allocations Plan identifying building land for the next 15 years was going through the consultation process. Miller Homes promptly appealed and the appeal was heard in April of this year.
The Secretary of State for the Communities & Local Government has decided to allow Miller Homes to build but there are 33 conditions that must be met. It is expected that Miller Homes will submit revised plans as part of a new planning application.
Residents in the vicinity of the site have already received letters from the agents acting for Miller Homes inviting them to a public consultation on the new plans on Thursday 5th January 2017. This is an informal consultation event open to all Bramhope residents between 4.30pm and 7.30pm in The Clubroom at West Park RUFC. Members of the public will be able to look at the development proposals and discuss them with the development team. Further information can be found on http://www.millerhomesbramhope.co.uk
The Parish Council and the Ward Councillors are disappointed by the outcome of the appeal (though it follows several successful appeals by major builders against LCC planning policy). The Parish Council will now read the appeal result in detail and consult with and work alongside the Ward Councillors and Leeds City Council in order to decide our future approach to this planned development. The Parish Council will attend the pubic consultation on 5th January to gain further information about Miller Homes’ proposals.
At all times the Parish Council will endeavour to reflect the views of residents and act in the interests of the community.
Chair, Bramhope & Carlton Parish Council
23 December 2016
10th September 2017 -Bramhope Show
The Annual Bramhope Show will be held on 10th September at Bramhope Village Hall, Old Lane, Bramhope. Programmes for the show will be distributed to residents. The Bramhope Show Committee look forward to welcoming you to the show on the 10th.