Local Services/facilities

Local Services/facilities

    1. Apart from identifying greenbelt there are no other UDP designations completed;
    2. The nearest train station is over 1km for many residents, and over 3 km from the majority of houses. The station is in OSE – there is no station in ONE;
    3. The nearest petrol station is over 1km for many residents, and over 3 km from the majority of houses. The petrol station is in OSE – there is no petrol station in ONE south of Wetherby;
    4. The nearest shopping centre to MX2-39 is Micklefield. The next nearest shopping centre is Garforth Main Street;
    5. Public transport comments are unclear but state that it fails to meet standards for MX2-39;
    6. Access comments, MX2-39 will require multiple access points which cannot be made through the western boundary into Garforth via Barwick, nor through the eastern boundary to Garforth via Aberford;
    7. The NPPF makes reference to a number of requirements in relation to local facilities/services namely in paragraph 28, “promote the retention and development of local services and community facilities in villages, such as local shops, meeting places, sports venues, cultural buildings, public houses and places of worship.” and paragraph 70 which states that, “ensure an integrated approach to considering the location of housing, economic uses and community facilities and services”;
    8. No integrated approach to this with the current development proposal; loose references to ‘contributions’ towards community facilities such as health and schooling. These are not within the control of those making the proposal and there has not been adequate consideration from Leeds City Council as to how these requirements would be met. The infrastructure in the local communities would not be sufficient to support the scale of development proposed. For example the healthcare facilities in Garforth , Aberford and Barwick in Elmet would not be sufficient to satisfy the additional demand created by this proposed development;
    9. The current plan and the associated local planning from Leeds City Council does not adequately address the needs of the local population;
    10. There are no completed assessments for:
      1. Network rail (there is no station in ONE);
      2. Yorkshire water;
      3. Environment agency;
      4. Education – we know that schools are beyond capacity and will remain so for the next 10 years;
      5. Flood risk;
      6. Gas;
      7. Electricity;
      8. Biomass energy supplies;
      9. Fire and Rescue services’ abilities to protect householders;
      10. Emergency services – the Ambulance services will have a journey time of 20 minutes to MX2-39;
      11. Telecommunication services suppliers.