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Road Closures – Bramhope w/c 26th March

There will be the following road closures/temporary signals in Bramhope on the following dates
26th March to 2nd April – Road Closure on Moor Road
3rd to 5th April – Hall Rise CLose – Stop and Go signs
13th March to 2nd April – Breary Lane – two way signals

Litter Pick – 25th March 2017

A litter pick has been organised by Bramhope in Bloom in preparation for the Spring judging of the Village in Bloom which will take place on 4th April.
All volunteers are welcome and will be provided with litter pickers and jackets and there will be prizes for children who attend and assist with the litter pick.
Please meet at The Parade, Breary Lane at 10.30am on 25th March.

20mph Zone in Bramhope

Leeds City Council will commence work on the 20mph zone for Bramhope on Monday. An article regarding the scheme can be found on the Wharfedale website by following this Link


This week First Bus are commencing a review of our bus services in the North West of Leeds to improve journeys for customers and attract more people onto public transport. As part of the review they are asking both customers and people in the local community throughout March to give them their views so they can use the feedback to introduce better bus services.

They’re inviting customers to complete an online survey or to attend local consultation events to have their say on what changes they would like to see implemented in the area covering the 1, 6, 19, 19A, 28, 29, 56, 97 and X84 bus routes.

First Bus recognise that the reliability and punctuality of our services in this area needs to be improved due to the increasing impact of road congestion, particularly through Headingley. In order to improve services they may required to change the routes or frequencies of some of these services and they are therefore encouraging people to give their views to influence any changes made.

The customer consultation will run from this week until 2nd April, with local drop-in events including Headingley, Horsforth, Holt Park and Guiseley attended by representatives from First Leeds and West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Following the drop-in events First Bus will consult again on draft proposal improvements before introducing the changes in September 2017.

The consultation will be promoted on bus, through the media, on social media and at the local venues.

Access to the survey and a list of venues is available on the link below.

940 Bus Service – trial stop at St Helena’s Caravan Park

The 940 service will run three journeys (Monday to Saturday) via Otley Old Road, stopping on request at the entrance to St Helena’s Caravan Park. This will be on a trial basis for 6 months initially. Usage will be assessed during that period to decide whether to continue. As the service is a trial there will not be a permanent bus stop. The bus will operate on a ‘Hail and Ride’ basis and will stop on request anywhere it is safe to do so along Otley Old Road. Timetable details can be found on the Metro website

Garden Waste Collections

Leeds City Council fortnightly brown bin (garden waste) collections start again on 27 February and continue until 2 December. Collection days are the same as last year. To check your bin day and download a calendar, visit or download the Leeds Bins app and get your bin day reminders straight to your phone.
Please put your bin out before 7am on your collection day and put it away again as soon as possible after it has been emptied.
Yes please: Flowers and plants, Grass cuttings, Hedge clippings, Leaves, Twigs / small branches, Windfall fruit, Weeds
No thanks: Soil/rubble, Plastic of any kind, Glass of any kind, Food waste, Pet bedding, pet waste or cat litter, Noxious weeds

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 on a new page dedicated to the Breary Lane East Development.

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
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

Police Notice – Lock your doors

In the past ten days there have been several burglaries to homes in LS16, Farrar Lane, Gainsborough Drive and last night, Wynmore Crescent. These offences occurred in the late evening when the occupants were at home. The suspects have entered by unlocked doors and taken items which have included mobile phones, handbags and last night a set of car keys. The home owners vehicle was then driven away and was later sighted by Police but lost.
Please lock your doors when you are at home and keep car keys out of sight. The Outer North West Policing team are running an operation each night covering the area to prevent these burglaries and this will continue in to the New Year.

Are you interested in being a Special Constable

West Yorkshire Police are now recruiting for Special Constables – Click To Find Out More

Winter Newsletter 2016

The Bramhope Village Winter Newsletter will be delivered over the next week by our fantastic group of volunteer deliverers. A copy can also be found on the newsletter page of the website.

Are You Interested In Being A Special Constable – Click To Find Out More

Police and Crime Plan 2016-21

Mark Burns-Williamson, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire has launched the new Police and Crime Plan 2016-21. The Plan sets the strategic direction for policing and community safety over the next five years and sets out not only what is going to be delivered, but how it will be delivered and how the public will know it has been delivered.
To read the new Police and Crime Plan and supporting documents but also to access the one page ‘Plan at a Glance’ please go to the website at

West Yorkshire Neighbourhood Police Team Newsletter December 2016

The West Yorkshire Neighbourhood Police Team Newsletter can be found on the following Link

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.

Unlicensed Scrap Metal Dealers

West Yorkshire Police and Leeds City Council Licensing Officers ran a joint operation on 14th November in the Bramhope area to enforce breaches of scrap metal licenses. If any resident has concerns that they have been approached by an unlicensed scrap metal dealer, Leeds City Council enforce scrap metal collector licences (0113 222 4444), rather than the police.

West Leeds Neighbourhood Policing Team Newsletter

The West Yorkshire Neighbourhood Policing Team September/October newsletter can be found on the following Link.

Crime Reduction Advice from WY Police

WY Police have forwarded their latest Crime Reduction advice which can be found on the following Links
Crime Reduction advice
Euro locks advice



The appeal by Bramhope Assets against the refusal of planning permission on the land adjacent to Jubilee Copse has been dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate.  The Planning Inspector was of the view that the land formed part of a ‘green corridor’ at the entrance to Bramhope and the building of 4 houses on this site would be detrimental to this.  The full report can be read at  Leeds City Council- app ref 15/00080



Leeds Bradford Airport has published their Strategic Development Plan ‘Route to 2030’.  The local community is invited to comment on the proposals.  The consultation period for the SDP runs for a period of 8 weeks (03 March 2016 until 30 April 2016).

The Master Plan explains how the airport might be developed up to 2030, including extensions to the terminal, construction of new taxi ways and apron parking, an airport hotel, a new commercial hub and improved surface transport access links with additional car park facilities.

The Plan is described in two documents:

  • ‘Route to 2030’ Strategic Development Plan Consultation Draft: March 2016
  • ‘Route to 2030’ Strategic Development Plan Surface Access Strategy Consultation Draft: March 2016

Both documents can be found on the Leeds Bradford Airport website click here.

In addition, both consultation documents can be viewed at libraries and public buildings across the region during March and April.  Full details and dates are available here.

To comment on the plans email or write to:

Masterplan Consultation

Leeds Bradford Airport


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