Linton plans approved after legal fight

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Linton Neighbourhood Plan (LNP) has recently been approved by Leeds City Council following a series of legal challenges.

The village referendum overwhelmingly approved the LNP in November 2015 but a decision on the plans was delayed due to a judicial review being lodged with the High Court by Kebbell Development who wanted to develop the Ridge in the village.

But the application to the High Court and subsequent Court of Appeal, by the company, failed and the LNP went to Leeds City Council to become effective.

Jill Bolton, Chairman of the Drafting Committee of LNP, said: “It is only right and proper that LNP can now be used to maximum effect in the planning decision making process.

“As a result, the residents can look forward to retaining the unique character of Linton long into the future.”

Pictured, from left, the the Linton Neighbourhood Plan Drafting Committee, Irving Weaver, Jill Bolton, Angela Martin, Ken Morton, Roger Limbert and Mike Bates.