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Response to Leeds Council’s Revised SAP (Harewood Ward)

February 2018.   Introduction It remains our belief, as detailed in our response to the Leeds City Council’s pre-submission Site Allocations Plan consultation in February 2017, that Leeds City Council’s overinflated housing target is the root cause of pressure on greenfield and greenbelt sites in the communities we serve. We previously set out our view… Read more »

Alec’s Christmas Message

Christmas Message from Alec Shelbrooke MP: As we head towards Christmas I wanted to send a quick email to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Over the last year I’ve continued to work towards delivering My Plan for Elmet & Rothwell, as well as  supporting the government’s legislative agenda in… Read more »

Government activity this week

In the past week in the House of Commons, Alec has supported the Government in a number of key policy areas. Here is the Government’s activity over the last week: On Sunday 26th November, Baroness Sugg announced that the police are set to be given powers to prevent the unsafe or criminal use of drones as part of a… Read more »

Alec slams Labour’s “sharp-elbowed NIMBYs” insult

During a debate on the Labour’s Council’s Site Allocations Plan at Leeds City Council, a Labour Councillor, Neil Walshaw, tweeted: “It’s almost as if they [Conservative Councillors] are under the thumb of small groups of sharp-elbowed NIMBY campaigners in outer areas”. Cllr Walshaw is Chair of an influential Plans Panel at Leeds City Council and… Read more »