On the last Saturday of the month, we will be litter picking on the route of the proposed greenway. Details on the poster below. Please come along and help us tidy up the route.
Even though we will have a little while to wait until the outcome of the planning application, we are confident that the full infill of the railway cutting will be rejected by Leeds City Council.
Again, thanks to all our supporters for submitting objections, at the last count we were well over 350! If you know anyone that still needs to submit one, it appears the portal is still open!
In anticipation of the planning application being rejected, we are pressing ahead with obtaining funding for the feasibility study. To that end, Andrew, David, and Martin met on 4th December, with representatives of Sustrans to talk about possible avenues. We are still in need of a fundraising coordinator, so if you think that could be you please get in touch by emailing email@example.com.
Our plan now is to contact organisations that have previously told us they may be able to match fund some of the cost. Once we know how much they are prepared to match fund, we will know how much we need to raise as an organisation.
We welcome any help or suggestions, so if you have any ideas for funding, please do get in touch.
As reported in the Yorkshire Evening Post today, a new greenway is being built to link Castleford to Wakefield. The length is similar to that of our proposed Greenside Greenway and even features a new bridge, again, similar to what we would need.
Total cost? Just under £3 million. Just goes to show there is investment available, we just need to make the case. First though, we must stop the infill!
The owners of the railway cutting have applied for planning permission for a full infill of the cutting. We are asking all supporters of our group to object to the planning application. You can do this in a number of ways
The easiest way is to visit Leeds Planning Website, click the ‘comment’ tab, and then leave your response (you will have to create an account to do this). The deadline for objections via this method is 13th November 2018.
Alternatively you can write to Planning Services, Merrion House, 110 Merrion Centre, Leeds, LS2 8BB. Be sure to include the reference: 18/05570/FU.
If you wish to email, please use firstname.lastname@example.org Please remember to put the planning reference (18/05570/FU) in the subject line.
We have included some points below that you may wish to use to inform your objection.
Yesterday we showed representatives from the Big Lottery Fund the proposed route of phase one of the greenway. We have submitted an application to fund the feasibility study and are expecting to hear back in September. We are planning further fundraising submissions, but are just limited because of volunteer time. If this is something you would be willing to help with please do email us using email@example.com
We had a great day at Pudsey Carnival today, showing our idea for the greenway to local people. The response we had was overwhelmingly positive.
Thanks the organisers and to the people that donated, it will really help the campaign to get off the ground. Thanks also to our Membership Secretary, Andy W, who constructed a fantastic display in the gazebo kindly lent to us by Leeds Cycling Campaign.
If you want to keep up-to-date with the campaign, you can sign up for email newsletters here.
We hope to be back at the carnival next year, showing the progress that we have made. Please book the same weather!