June 26, 2015

Summer Update 2015

The Steering Group for Headingley Neighbourhood Plan is currently in ‘standby’ mode. Local community associations began work on Headingley Neighbourhood Plan nearly eighteen months ago now. Seven months later, the Area and the Forum were designated, and since then, the Steering Group has been working hard, preparing the Plan, collecting evidence, and consulting with those […]

Read More

May 4, 2015

General Permitted Development Order 2015

Headingley Neighbourhood Plan currently finds itself struggling with the inconsistencies of government planning policy. The last (Coalition) Government gave with one hand, but took away with the other. The Localism Act 2011 made neighbourhood planning possible. But new legislation, adopted in the dying days of the last government, has taken away many of the powers […]

Read More

April 22, 2015

Headingley Transport Options, 28 April 2015: Documents

In preparation for the meeting on Headingley Transport Options next week on 28 April, two documents are now available.  Go to the ‘Transport’ page, or click ‘Read More’ and click here, for “Headingley Transport Options: emerging ideas” and for “Feedback on the Headingley Transport Options document.” The consultation closes on 7 May 2015.

Read More

April 15, 2015

Headingley Transport Options, 28 April 2015

Headingley Neighbourhood Forum is holding a meeting to discuss proposals to improve transport in Headingley at 7pm on Tuesday 28 April at HEART. Everyone agrees there are problems, pedestrians, cyclists, bus users, drivers. Peter Bonsall, Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds (and a local resident) will present some […]

Read More

March 31, 2015

Fourth Forum

Headingley Neighbourhood Forum held its fourth meeting on 30 March 2015 at HEART. The main purpose of the meeting was to brief the Forum on the latest state of play in the development of Headingley Neighbourhood Plan. First of all, the Secretary tabled a flow-chart of the preparation process for the Plan, from Designation (last […]

Read More

March 9, 2015

Headingley Transport Plan

Many issues have been raised as we have been preparing Headingley Neighbourhood Plan – but the one thing that everyone agrees on, residents, students, businesses, is the problems raised by traffic/transport/travel in Headingley. We have recently held Working Group meetings on the issue, and we’ve drafted policies (which many commented on at the Workshop). Thanks […]

Read More

March 9, 2015

Workshop Update

The Workshop went well! Over 120 residents attended Headingley Neighbourhood Forum’s Drop-In. Many spent a long time studying the maps and info we had available, reading through our proposals for policies, and writing commentaries on these. A few had a go at Spot -the-Spot, our photo competition – but it was perhaps rather difficult! We […]

Read More

February 28, 2015

Workshop, 7 March 2015

On Saturday, 7 March, we are holding an all-day Drop-in Workshop, on The Future of Headingley. It’s at HEART, and lasts from 10am to 4pm. Everyone who lives or works in Headingley Neighbourhood Area is warmly invited to drop in! There will be general information available on Neighbourhood Planning, here in Leeds and elsewhere in […]

Read More

February 25, 2015

Third Forum

Headingley Neighbourhood Forum held its third meeting on 24 February at HEART. There were two main items on the agenda. First of all, those involved reported on current developments in the Public Engagement Programme – or consultation exercise: Steve Hunt reported on leafleting of residents; Richard Tyler reported on consultation with students; Cllr Neil Walshaw […]

Read More

February 12, 2015


Last week, the Steering Group met again, on 3 February, and again most of the meeting was concerned with on-going planning of the consultation programme for the Plan. This week, Phase Two of this programme has got well under way. Leaflets on our proposed Vision and Objectives are being delivered to residents (thanks especially to […]

Read More