Go ahead for 4 new homes on Matthew Lane

From the Craven Herald 16th May 2017
A PLANNED development of four new homes off Matthew Lane, Bradley, has been given the go ahead by Craven planners. Despite an appeal by Bradley Parish Council to defer the application for discussions with the landowner, Craven District Council’s Planning Committee approved the scheme.
Cllr Derek Booth, of the parish council’s neighbourhood plan group, urged a deferral because he said the council was close to finishing its neighbourhood plan and although not against the planned homes in principle, wanted more time to talk to the landowner. The meeting also heard from an objector who claimed there was a great need for recreational space in Bradley and thought the new houses were not needed.
But, Luke Binns, for agents, David Hill, said it was a low density development of four detached homes on spacious plots. And he added the discussions with Bradley Parish Council would continue, but were considered separate to the planning application.
Cllr Chris Harbron said there was a need for family homes and pointed out the parish council was not against the principle of development. And Cllr John Dawson agreed it was important for villages to have family homes to protect their schools. Planning manager, Neville Watson, advised councillors against deferring the application until the completion of the Bradley Neighbourhood Plan, and that it had to be determined on its own merits.
The committee approved the scheme for for four detached, open market homes with off street parking. Two of the homes will be three bedroom, and two four bedroom. Access will be off Matthew Lane.

Airedale with Lothersdale By election result

Byelection results May 4th 2017 – Aire Valley with Lothersdale

Aire Valley with Lothersdale Ward

Candidate Party Number of votes
Andrew Kenneth Brown Green Party 652 ELECTED
Gemma Louise Harling Conservative Party 644

Voting Summary

Details Number
Seats 1
Total votes
Number of ballot papers issued
Number of ballot papers rejected 1
Turnout 44.6%

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Councillor Patricia Fairbank

Long standing Craven councillor Pat Fairbank attended Bradleys Both Parish Council meeting last night and announced that she is stepping down on the 24th March due to ill health.

Cllr Fairbank has represented the Aire Valley & Lothersdale ward since 2000 in which time she has served on the Select Committee and as Vice Chair of the Standards Committee as well as being a champion for older people.

Living in Bradley, Cllr Fairbank has long been a popular figure and we thank her for her dedication and hard work over the years. Pat is regretfully standing down as her health is making it increasingly difficult for her to carry out her duties. She told the meeting that she would like to thank the residents of Bradley for putting their trust in her to speak on their behalf which has been an honour and a privilege.She sends her thanks and best wishes to the Council and residents.

A by-election will take place at the same time as the North Yorkshire County Council elections on May 4.

Pat Fairbank

North Yorkshire Police Property Fund, Cash Available for Community Projects

North Yorkshire Police is calling on local community and voluntary groups to apply for funding for initiatives which benefit the region and its residents, particularly those which could have a positive impact on reducing crime and disorder.
Monies from the North Yorkshire Police Property Fund are generated from the auction of property which has either been seized or confiscated as part of criminal investigations and which, despite its best efforts, the Force has been unable to return to its rightful owners.
Previous successful project applications include conservation experiences for young people, the provision of multi-cultural pre-school learning resources and riding experiences for the disabled.
North Yorkshire Police chief constable, Dave Jones, said: “The auction of this property and the resulting monies raised, offers us the opportunity to give those organisations that carry out worthwhile work in our region that little bit of extra support to run initiatives which benefit our whole community. I welcome applications from our valued community groups and look forward to seeing the positive differences the Fund can make to our region and its residents.”
Julia Mulligan, police and crime commissioner for North Yorkshire, added: “It is often local people with good ideas who can make the biggest difference in their community, so if you know of a good project that needs a boost, or have an idea yourself, make sure you make the most of the Police Property Fund.”
Applications for this round of funding, the first of two planned for 2017, closes on 30th April.
Full details and eligibility criteria can be found at www.northyorkshire.police.uk/grant