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.
From Ilkley Gazette, 14th November 2017
Written by Claire Lomax
ILKLEY'S MP John Grogan has written to all residents in the Ilkley ward asking for their views on the town's parking problems. The move follows the completion of a study commissioned by Bradford Council of parking arrangements in Ilkley to try and solve long-standing issues with parking in the town. The study will be used to inform the Council’s short, medium and long-term decision making around the management of both on-street and off-street, as well as residential parking.