Tag: Ice Pak

Work starts on controversial community centre site

Aspiring Communities has started work on its controversial community centre on the site of the former Ice Pak factory on Barkly Road in Beeston. The development was subject to a long running planning battle which ended with a three day public enquiry. The Planning Inspector granted planning permission for: “the

Ten things we learned about Aspiring Communities’ plans

One hundred people attended a meeting last night (10 December 2017) to find our more about Aspiring Communities’ (AC) controversial plans for the Ice Pak site on Barkly Road. The meeting, organised by Aspiring Communities and held at Beeston Parish Centre, set out to answer residents’ questions about the group’s

Aspiring Communities planning inquiry: day three

The third and final day of the planning inquiry into the proposed development by Aspiring Communities of the Ice Pak site on Barkly Road, Beeston was taken up with a discussion of conditions, closing statements from each side and a site visit. In discussing conditions which would be appropriate to

Aspiring Communities planning inquiry – day one

The planning inquiry into the proposed development by Aspiring Communities of the Ice Pak site on Barkly Road, Beeston started today (Tuesday 28 March 2017) at Leeds Civic Hall. During the day the government appointed Planning Inspector, Chris Preston, heard from local residents and organisations and witnesses for Leeds City

Controversial Ice Pak planning inquiry to start

It’s four years since Beeston-based charity Aspiring Communities first floated its plans to convert the former Ice Pak factory on Barkly Road. This week an independent Planning Inspector will hold a four day public inquiry into their controversial planning application. Hearings will be held at Leeds Civic Hall running from

Aspiring Communities speak out on Ice Pak planning decision

Aspiring Communities, the organisation behind the controversial plans for the Ice Pak site in Beeston, have issued a statement about the recent decision of the Council’s Plans Panel. Aspiring Communities appealed to the Planning Inspectorate in November because Leeds City Council had failed to make a decision on their application