From Ilkely Gazette, 4th July, 2018
Written by Claire Lomax
THE number of houses built in the district over the coming years may be reduced by thousands, as Bradford Council has been urged to alter its local development plans. It means that large areas of Bradford’s green land that were likely to be allocated for housing may now be spared. But one councillor fears that developers will try to make the most of the time before this new, reduced figure is adopted to try and secure developments in the more rural areas of the district.
From Yorkshire Post, July 3rd, 2018
Written by Arj Singh
Key Cabinet Minister James Brokenshire has committed to respond “in detail” to proposals for the devolution of powers and money from Westminster to a Yorkshire-wide mayor. In his first public comments on the plans since being appointed in April, the Local Government Secretary told The Yorkshire Post he was also “very conscious” of the “lively debate” over devolution in Yorkshire. Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis, who is trying to broker a ‘One Yorkshire’ devolution deal, welcomed Mr Brokenshire’s commitment as a chance to break the “deadlock” in talks.
From Keighley News, July 3rd, 2018
Written by Alistair Shand
KEIGHLEY councillors have been encouraged to join the Jet set. District and town council representatives are being urged to leave their cars at home and hop on a bus. They are being offered a free ‘ticket to ride’ as part of national Catch the Bus Week, which began on Monday. Keighley Bus Company hopes the initiative, through the Transdev Go mobile phone app, will tempt more people to ditch their cars and travel on its popular Jets service network. Catch the Bus Week – now in its sixth year – is promoted by the sustainable travel group, Greener Journeys, with the backing of operators.
From Keighley News, July 2nd , 2018
Written by Alistair shand
THE CREAM of Keighley and Airedale’s business community has been recognised in a sixth annual awards scheme. A glittering presentation ceremony was staged at Keighley’s Victoria Hall on Friday. The sell-out event, attended by over 250 people, was compered by BBC TV presenter Harry Gration. Guests included Lord Mayor of Bradford Councillor Zafar Ali and the Lady Mayoress, Bradford Council leader Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, MP John Grogan and town mayor Cllr Fulzar Ahmed. The Keighley and Airedale Business Awards this year attracted a record number of entries.