Headingley Neighbourhood PlanBy Helen • Sep 9th, 2014 • Category: Community
Headingley neighbourhood Plan aims to promote and improve the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of Headingley. A questionnaire on different aspects of Headingley Neighbourhood has been prepared, and this is available in a printed version, as an email, and on the website. The Beckett’s Park RA, the Granbys Group, Headingley Network and the Turnways RA, have already circulated it to members and neighbours.
A public meeting for the Neighbourhood as a whole, organised by the Interim Forum, was held at Headingley Methodist Church Hall, chaired by Cllr Walshaw. Over fifty residents attended, from Beckett’s Park across to North Hyde Park, and from Shaw Lane down to Victoria Road. They heard explanations of Neighbourhood planning from Ian Mackay, Neighbourhood Planning Manager at the Council, Jenna Riley, Community Planner in Inner NW Leeds, and Richard Tyler, Chair of the Interim Forum.
Residents were invited to give their thoughts on Headingley. They listed the things they liked, disliked and actions they’d like to see taken. Then groups of residents selected their top priority topics.
What people liked especially about Headingley was its community spirit, its heritage, its greenspaces and trees. What they disliked was the lack of community balance, the noise, rubbish and traffic, and the alcohol economy. And, not surprisingly, the actions they wanted were returning HMOs to family use, cleaning these up, enforcing against antisocial behaivour, and greater pedestrian and cycle safety.
If you live in the Neighbourhood, you can complete the questionnaire by visiting www.headingleyneighbourhoodplan.org.uk or contact Richard Tyler, Headingley Neighbourhood Plan, c/o HEART, Bennett Road, Leeds LS6 3HN, email@example.com