Welcome

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.

Latest News

Land at Breary Lane East

An Extra Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council was held on Thursday 12th January 2017 at Bramhope Village Hall to discuss the Miller Homes Appeal outcome. The draft minutes can be found on the following Link. Following this meeting the Parish Council will be writing to Miller Homes with their comments. A letter will be sent out to residents with details of the Parish Council’s comments to Millers and information regarding the timescales for residents to comment direct to Leeds City Council when the Parish Council has received the information regarding deadline for comment. Any update will also be posted on the website.

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.
Simon Cooper
Chair, Bramhope & Carlton Parish Council
23 December 2016

Take Part in our Survey – Proposed Trim Trail at the Recreation Ground

Bramhope and Carlton Parish Council are working on a proposal to provide a new Trim Trail facility at the Recreation Ground on Old Lane in Bramhope.
You can have your say on this proposal and the equipment you would like to see if the proposal is successful.
Trim Trails are adventure course areas for both adults and children aimed at helping to improve balance, coordination, flexibility and build strength and fitness.
Bramhope and Carlton Parish Council needs your support. By answering a short survey you will help decide if a Trim Trail is of benefit to the Community. Please follow this Link to complete the Trim Trail Survey.
The closing date for responses is 31st January 2017.

Message from Mark Burns Williamson, WY Police & Crime Commissioner

Dear Resident,
 
As your Police and Crime Commissioner I want to work with you to deliver on our shared policing and community safety priorities and to keep West Yorkshire safe and feeling safe into the future.
 
Since 2010 the government has cut the policing budget at the cost of over 2000 police jobs and although this year I have been able to protect the number of PCSOs and recruit an extra 254 police officers there is still a long way to go to rebuild the numbers here.
 
Last week the government announced a further cut to the policing and community safety budget of 1.4% and I am therefore having a ‘community conversation’ to find out whether you and people across West Yorkshire would support a slight increase in the police element of the council tax to pay for stronger neighbourhood policing.
 
I would be grateful if you could spare some time to complete a questionnaire to gather your views and encourage your colleagues, friends and family to do the same.
 
The questionnaire can be found at the following address:
 
http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/communityconversation2017/
 
I want to take your views into account and as budget decisions will need to be made early in the new year I would be very grateful if you could complete this survey by Friday the 20th January 2017.
 
Best wishes
 
 
Mark Burns-Williamson
West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner

Refuse Collection Dates – Christmas 2016

Leeds City Council have informed us of refuse collection dates over the festive period as follows:

If your normal bin day is…  Your Christmas collection days and dates will be…
Monday                                     Tuesday 27 December; Tuesday 3 January
Tuesday                                     Wednesday 28 December; Wednesday 4 January
Wednesday                               Thursday 29 December; Thursday 5 January
Thursday                                   Friday 30 December; Friday 6 January
Friday                                       Saturday 31 December; Saturday 7 January
Saturday                                   Monday 2 January; Sunday 8 January