As our population grows and the economic recovery continues it is natural that Morley and Outwood will need more houses, this also means we have to take action to ensure houses built in our area are of the right number, in the right place, and that our infrastructure can cope with increased demand.
For two years I have been working with residents around the constituency on planning concerns; these include; Cottingley Springs, MacDonalds-Tingley, Lofthouse, Newton Hill, Gildersome, and general issues with the Wakefield Council and Leeds City Council's Local Development Framework Plans.
I’ve working with the Friends of Newton Hill Group to stop a developer building on the last piece of greenbelt in WF1, an ongoing campaign that Wakefield Council don’t care enough about. I’ve also supported Morley Against Reckless Construction and opposed the disproportionate amount of houses Labour run Leeds City Council’s Local Development Framework proposes to build in Morley, Ardsley and the surrounding settlements. As your MP I would ensure development in Morley and Outwood is of the type and scale acceptable to local people.
Please see below details of some of the planning issues that I have been getting involved in for the last two years;
Andrea addresses hundreds in town hall regarding Cottingley Springs; http://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/news/morley-town-hall-meeting
Andrea holds policy meeting on planning; http://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/news/policy-forum-planning
Meeting in Parliament with Eric Pickles to discuss Planning Concerns; http://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/news/discussing-future-morley-and-outwood-eric-pickles
Cottingley Springs Planning Issues http://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/news/cottingley-springs-expansion-called-secretary-state
Meeting with planning minister http://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/news/meeting-planning-minister-nick-boles
Gildersome Planning Issues http://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/news/gildersome-residents-meet-eric-pickles
Addressing 200 residents at a rally http://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/news/morley-against-reckless-construction-rally
Public Meeting in Churwell on the LDF Planning; http://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/news/local-development-framework-ldf-meeting
Cottingley Springs gets called in by Secretary of State; http://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/news/cottingley-springs-expansion-called-secretary-state
My letter to the Wakefield Express regarding Newton Hill; http://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/news/letter-wakefield-express-about-newton-hill
Why we need to build on redundant land; http://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/news/891-new-homes-redundant-government-land-leeds-and-241-wakefield
Eric Pickles hears Newton Hill Planning Concers; http://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/news/eric-pickles-hears-newton-hill-planning-concerns
McDonalds Tingley, Cottingley Springs, Lofthouse and Newton Hill; http://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/news/planning-minister-meets-three-local-resident-action-groups