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;

Andrea holds policy meeting on planning;

Meeting in Parliament with Eric Pickles to discuss Planning Concerns;

Cottingley Springs Planning Issues

Meeting with planning minister 

Gildersome Planning Issues

Addressing 200 residents at a rally

Public Meeting in Churwell on the LDF Planning;

Cottingley Springs gets called in by Secretary of State;

My letter to the Wakefield Express regarding Newton Hill;

Why we need to build on redundant land;

Eric Pickles hears Newton Hill Planning Concers;

McDonalds Tingley, Cottingley Springs, Lofthouse and Newton Hill;