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Plans for new waste incinerator at Stourton move forward

Plans for an Energy from Waste (EfW) incinerator plant on the site of the old Skelton Grange power stations are set to come to fruition this year, ten years after a planning application was first submitted. South Leeds Life first reported on plans for such a plant back in February

Read our January newspaper online

We have been distributing copies of the January newspaper to venues around LS10 and LS11 yesterday and today (Tuesday 5 January 2021). Copies are available from various food shops including Beeston Co-op, Middleton Asda and Dewsbury Road Tescos as well as many small neighbourhood shops. Copies are also available at

Stripped bare: mature trees chopped down along M621

Highways England have been trumpeting their work along the M621 in Hunslet and Belle Isle to erect noise barriers, but the residents the barriers are designed to help are less than impressed. In a press release issued before Christmas the agency described the barriers as an “innovative noise and safety

New Year’s honour for Slung Low’s Alan Lane

Alan Lane, the Artistic Director of Slung Low, Holbeck’s own theatre company, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to the community in South Leeds during Covid-19 in the New Year’s Honours List. As we have reported over the last year, Alan and the team at Slung

Planning submitted for new homes in Middleton

A planning application as been lodged for 116 Dwellings and a 60 Bedroom Extra Care Facility with communal areas, salon and roof garden together with associated highways and Public Open Space Area on the Throstle Rec site in Middleton. As previously reported, the development is being built by Wates Construction