Parishes merge for neighbourhood plan

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A group of local councillors have welcomed a plan to help protect green space in the outskirts of Leeds.

Collingham and the parishes of Linton and East Keswick have agreed to work together to produce neighbourhood plans, designed to give residents a say over the new developments in their area.

Councillors Matthew Robinson, Rachael Procter and Ann Castle, who represent Harewood on Leeds City Council, have welcomed moves to designate Collingham as a ‘neighbourhood area’ – the first step in the process of developing a plan for the area.

Coun Robinson said: “I’m delighted that Collingham has been able to agree the boundary for the neighbourhood area. The plan will be a vital document, and an important means of allowing the community to voice their views about protecting historic green space in the area.”