Beeston Neighbourhood Forum gets the go-ahead

Leeds City Council agreed to designate Beeston Neighbourhood Forum on 5 January 2015.

Beeston Plan logoThis is welcome news and enables the Beeston community  to come together to discuss and resolve the issues identified when the designated area was consulted in June 2014. The process will culminate in the writing of the Beeston Plan. If the Plan is supported by a referendum, it will be adopted as a planning document detailing the regeneration of the Beeston Neighbourhood Area for the next 10 to 15 years.

This development was reported at the meeting of the Beeston Community Forum on 8 January 2015 at which Hilary Benn MP was the guest speaker. All sections of the community have been contacted about the Beeston Plan and how they can get involved.

Beeston Community Forum meets next week to make arrangements for the first meeting of the Beeston Neighbourhood Forum.


This post was written by Greg Turton using our Create an article for South Leeds Life page.

4 Replies to “Beeston Neighbourhood Forum gets the go-ahead”

  1. This is excellent news.

    I would like pass on my congratulations to Greg and all the people working with Greg to make this possible.

    Well done to the Beeston Neighbourhood Plan team.

  2. What I would like to see would be the introduction of local referenda, where the local people get to vote on contentious issues – such as the Asda petrol station, and so on.

    The area of Beeston belongs to the people of Beeston, as Middleton does to them, and Morley does to them.

    Unfortunately there’s a democratic deficit at the moment, where public opinion doesn’t matter, and those who make the decisions aren’t really accountable to those who have to abide by them.

    This isn’t just true in Beeston, it’s happening right across the country.

    Councils need to be made up of local representatives – ideally living in that ward – making decisions on behalf of their residents.

    All parties in Leeds City Council have a whip – making sure that the Cllrs vote how they are told. With Labour having the vast majority of members, if they propose something, more often than not it goes through.

  3. Greg, Holbeck Neighbourhood Plan has now reached it’s Pre-submission phase. Is there anything we need to know about your Beeston Plan that you want us to mention such as links etc?

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