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Alec raises questions over Spofforth Hill development in Parliament

During Question Time in the House of Commons, Alec asked for a Ministerial Statement on the conduct of local planning authorities in relation to the determination of planning applications, citing Harrogate Borough Council’s shambolic decision to overturn a previous decision to refuse plans for over 300 new homes on greenfield land bordering Wetherby. Whilst the Leader… Read more »

Greater Yorkshire devolution deal is best for West Yorkshire

Alec recently gave the following comment to the press regarding his views on a devolution deal for our region: “I have maintained throughout this debate that South Yorkshire already has a devolution deal in place with a Mayor elected to deliver for the people of South Yorkshire, so the rest of Yorkshire should now press… Read more »

Alec raises Council incompetence over housing numbers

On Wednesday 4th July 2018, Alec took part in a Westminster Hall debate on the role of local councils in setting housing targets. In the debate, and in advance of an upcoming Public Examination into the Council’s Local Plan, Alec raised Leeds City Council’s incompetence and the fact that there are currently over 17,000 dwellings… Read more »