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

For further details please visit the Latest News page.

Vacancy for a Councillor – 30th August 2017

Notice is hereby given that a vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for the Parish Council of Bramhope & Carlton (Bramhope Ward)

Any person willing to fill this vacancy should apply to the Clerk in writing or by email. The applicant’s name must appear on the current register of the Voters List or the applicant should, during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date, have resided in or within 3 miles of the parish or had their only place of work within the parish.

The Closing date for applications is Wednesday 27th September 2017

If you require any further information please contact the Clerk, (bramhopecarlton@hotmail.com)

Fraud Advice

Police in Leeds are urging residents to be wary of cold callers following reports of bogus calls from Department of Work and Pensions.
An elderly female victim, in her 80s, from Leeds, was contacted by someone claiming they were from the DWP stating she owed thousands of pounds.
The caller told her she could pay this off at a reduced rate if she purchases I-Tunes vouchers. The lady bought some vouchers, £500 in total, and they then contacted her by phone and asked her to scratch the panel and give the serial numbers to them.
Enquiries are ongoing in relation to this incident.
Detective Inspector Anne Banks, of Leeds CID, said: “If you receive un-solicited telephone calls from anyone saying they are from a Government agency saying you owe them money which you can pay back by purchasing I-Tunes or other vouchers, please do not buy any – contact the police.
“We ask residents to remain vigilant and not to pass on any personal or bank details to anyone they are not expecting a call from.
“If you are unsure ask for a contact telephone number and for a letter to be sent to you. Never feel under pressure, you are under no obligation to give them personal details over the telephone.
“Make sure you check their identification and if you have any doubts at all about their authenticity ask them to wait while you call the company they claim to work for to verify they are indeed an employee.
“Anyone with any information or concerns is asked to contact the police via 101 or alternatively information can be passed to Action Fraud.”

Internet Scams – HMRC & BT Scam

Please be aware of scams that catch people out especially if they happen to be a customer of the company the criminals are purporting to represent.
An HMRC scam is doing the rounds by both telephone and email messages. HMRC don’t ring or email. All their communication is by letter in respect of any monies owning or refunds.

Below is the most recent BT scam doing the rounds.

New BT Online Notification

Your monthly payment was recently declined. The decline could be due to
insufficient funds, card expired, etc.

Since you haven’t provided us new billing information yet, we thought we’d
remind you to please provide us with updated billing information to avoid any
billing problems with your account.

Review account information.

Thanks for choosing BT.

Graham Sutherland
CEO, Business and Public Sector

Please do not respond to such scams. If you are unsure always ring the company direct on the phone number that you would always use rather than the one supplied in the email.

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

Europrofile lock crime prevention information sheet Aug 2017
Theft from Vehicle crime prevention information sheet 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.

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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.

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

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