From Ilkley Gazette, 23rd November, 2017
Written by Claire Lomax
ILKLEY'S MP John Grogan last week visited Ilkley Moor at the invitation of the Countryside Alliance to meet with the current tenants and gamekeepers. llkley Moor is the last remaining council-owned moor on which grouse shooting and all its associated management continues, and in early 2018 the Bradford Council will be voting on whether to renew the shooting lease that has been held by the Bingley Moor Partnership since 2008.
From Telegraph & Argus, 22nd November, 2017
Written by Rob Lowson
AN ABOLITION of stamp duty for many first-time buyers, an increase in the living wage, £2.8bn in extra funding for the NHS, and a £44bn boost for the housing market were some of the pledges made by Chancellor Philip Hammond in his Autumn budget yesterday. Other measures included the bringing forward of cuts to business rates, £540m to support the growth of electric cars, and a further £3bn set aside to prepare the UK for every possible outcome of Brexit. Duty on beer, wine, spirits, and most ciders has been frozen, city regions will receive, or be able to bid for, a share of a £1.7bn transport fund, and an extra £1.5bn will be devoted to “address concerns” over the universal credit scheme.
From Keighley News, 18th November, 2017
Written by Richard Parker
PPONENTS of plans to build a waste-to-energy incinerator in Keighley will get their day in court early next year. Aire Valley Against Incineration (AVAI) has announced on its Facebook page that its judicial review court case against Bradford Council's decision to grant planning permission for the power plant in Marley is to be held in Leeds on January 15 and 16.
From Keighley News, 16th November 2017
Written by Miran Rahman
OPPOSITION has been voiced to a massive housing scheme earmarked for green belt land in Keighley. Up to 200 homes could be built at the site, on the town's southern edge.
This week, concerned politicians and community representatives said the land – in Goose Cote Lane – marked a clear boundary to built-up Keighley and must be preserved. But the developer's agent defended the proposal.