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.

Summer Festival

Don’t forget the Bramhope Summer Festival events have commenced. The next events are the Cabaret Evening which will be held at Bramhope Village Hall on Saturday 17th June at 7.30pm and the WI Afternoon Tea on Saturday 24th June at 3.00pm at Bramhope Village Hall. Sunday 25th June from 12 noon there will be a family picnic. Bring your own picnic and ball games.
A full programme of events and details of how to obtain tickets can be found on the following Link

Latest News

For further details please visit the Latest News page.

Funding for Euro-locks

West Yorkshire Police still has funding available for replacement europrofile locks in our Ward. If there are any private homeowners who would like to have their door locks replaced with the new snap proof locks then please email Karina Ingham (Karina.Ingham@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk) me with your details, name address and contact number. Vulnerable residents will be given priority and items such as door chains and window locks can also be fitted.

WY Metro timetable changes and Planned Road Closures, Events and Roadworks in West Yorkshire

Details of the latest changes to bus services in West Yorkshire can be found on the following link. http://www.wymetro.com/TravelNews/operators

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

What’s On?

Bramhope Summer Festival 2017

The Programme for the Bramhope Summer Festival is now finalised and will be distributed to all residents over the coming week. The Festival starts on 20th May with a play, No Job for a Woman, at Bramhope Village Hall and ends on 29th July with a Brass Band Concert at West Park Rugby Club.
The full programme of events can be found on this.Link