From Keighley News, February 1st, 2018
Written by Miran Rahman
Furious campaigners have pledged to fight plans for 130 homes on a prime greenbelt site. Developers want to construct the properties on fields on the southern edge of Keighley. But opponents say so-called brownfield plots should be used rather than green, open spaces. Dozens of residents living close to the site, off Goose Cote Lane, have voiced their opposition.
From The Yorkshire Post, January 31st, 2018
Written by Rob Parsons
Yorkshire council leaders will present their plan for a region-wide devolution deal to Communities Secretary Sajid Javid at a long-awaited meeting this month. Mr Javid has agreed to meet the All Party Parliamentary Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Group in the Commons at 4pm on February 27. All council leaders, MPs and peers who represent the region will be invited together with businesses, trade union and religious leaders.
From Ilkley Gazette, January 25th, 2018
Written by Claire Lomax
KEIGHLEY and Ilkley MP John Grogan met Michel Barnier, the European Union’s Chief Brexit negotiator for 90 minutes in Brussels on Monday. He was part of a small delegation of MPs from the Select Committee on Northern Ireland.
From Yorkshire Post, January 24th, 2018
Written by John Grogan
CHRISTMAS 2017 is already a distant memory for many. Before the month of January ebbs away, I am asking Parliament today to reflect for a moment on plans for public transport on Boxing Day 2018. During the month of December for the last 15 years, I have been drawing attention to the lack of provision as the festive season approaches. This year I thought I would try something different and try and influence planning well in advance. Indeed, for the first time in nearly 40 years, there is now the realistic prospect of trains running on Boxing Day in God’s Own County.