LCC Elections – Notice of Election Thursday 2nd May 2019

Leeds City Council has issued the following Notice of Election:

An election is to be held for parish councillors to serve 32 parish councils across the Leeds area on Thursday 2nd May 2019.

To view the full notice, including information regarding nomination papers, applications to register, voting by proxy, and the list of the 32 parish councils, please click  here and download the file named “Notice of Election – 2 May 2019”.

Leeds Local Areas 20mph Speed Limit Programme – LCC Consultation

Leeds City Council is currently running a consultation, SL3418 Harewood Ward 20mph Scheme, until 12 noon on 08.04.19.

The scheme’s proposals cover Aberford, Bardsey, Barwick in Elmet, Collingham, Scholes, Shadwell and Thorner.

Whilst the parish council is in favour of the proposals to reduce the speed limit on the stretch of Main Street by the school, it has raised concerns previously over some of the proposals, in particular relating to the short cul de sacs on which speeds in excess of 20mph are unattainable, as well as the costs involved and the numerous signs and road markings that will be required if the scheme goes ahead. A formal response raising these concerns again will be submitted by the parish council by the deadline.

Residents are encouraged to submit comments to the consultation, whether in support of all/part of the scheme or against all/part of the scheme. These should be submitted either by post or email to:

  • Post: Mr J Levine, Development Team, Legal Services, Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR
  • Email:

You should specify the grounds on which your objection or representation is made, and quote ref: A76/JL/SL3418-Aberford.

The deadline for submitting comments is 12 noon on 08.04.19.

To download the full document relating to the scheme please click here (file name “SL3418 Harewood Ward 20MPH Scheme.pdf”).

Wide Loads coming through Aberford – UPDATED 25.03.19

Wide loads will be coming through the village during weeks commencing 25th March and 1st April 2019.  The Police will be escorting the vehicles through the village and to help ensure the whole process goes smoothly and as quickly as possible, residents of Bunkers Hill and Main Street are asked to park on the east side of the carriageway between 8pm and 10pm on these days.

**** UPDATED 25.03.19 ****

Due to strong winds over the weekend, port authorities delayed the shipments meaning they are still en route to the UK. The loads have been put back a few days and will now be coming through Aberford on the dates below:
  • Monday 25th March
  • Tuesday 26th March
  • Wednesday 27th March
  • Thursday 28th March
  • Monday 1st April
  • Tuesday 2nd April
  • Wednesday 3rd April
  • Thursday 4th April

To view the information leaflet issued by Heineken please click here. Please note this poster contains the original dates the loads were expected to travel but all other information, including contact information for queries,  is accurate.

This information has been provided by Heineken.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – ADPC Policy Documents

Since the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulations in May 2018, the parish council has been working hard to ensure it is compliant and has the appropriate policies in place. The documents listed below have all been agreed by our members and are available to download by clicking here:

  • ADPC Data Protection Policy
  • ADPC GDPR Consent Form
  • ADPC GDPR DPIA Assessment
  • ADPC GDPR Privacy Notice – General
  • ADPC GDPR Privacy Notice – Personal
  • ADPC GDPR Privacy Policy
  • ADPC GDPR Security Incident Policy
  • ADPC GDPR Subject Access
  • ADPC Records Management Policy

Publicising the Aberford & District Neighbourhood Development Plan Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Update and Updated Aberford & District Basic Conditions Statement

The Aberford & District Neighbourhood Plan Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Report and the Aberford & District Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement have been updated following a change in case law and subsequent amendments to the neighbourhood planning basic conditions. Leeds City Council is therefore undertaking an additional Regulation 16 Publicity period on the above documents.

Further information on the scope of the publicity is provided below in the Covering Note. Any representations will be made available to the Examiner and on Leeds City Council’s website so that they may consider them when concluding whether or not the Aberford Neighbourhood Plan meets the Basic Conditions.

This publicity will run between Monday 18th February and Monday 1st April 2019 (closing at 5pm).

Available documents:

  • Aberford NP – Covering Note on the Scope of the Publicity
  • Aberford NP – HRA Screening Update (January 2019)
  • Aberford NP – Basic Conditions Statement (February 2019)

To download the above files click here.

Paper copies of the HRA Screening Update are available upon request at:  The City Centre Hub, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 8LX (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8.30 – 17.00, Weds 9.30 – 17.00)

Representations should be sent directly to Leeds City Council, they may be made by email and sent to or be made in writing and sent to:

Neighbourhood Planning
Policy and Plans Group
Planning Services
Merrion House
110 Merrion Centre

Please note that any representations made will be sent to the Examiner and will be made available on Leeds City Council’s website.