Leeds City Council has designated Kirkstall Neighbourhood Forum (KNF) to prepare the Neighbourhood Plan for Kirkstall ward. This gives residents better control over property developers, and more influence over Council spending. Everybody who lives, works or does business in Kirkstall ward is welcome to take part. How to join
Our next Public Meeting will be our AGM on Wednesday 29 January 2020 in Leeds Postal Sports Association Club, Beecroft Street, Leeds LS5 3AS. Doors open from 7pm and the meeting will start at 7:30pm.
The AGM will hear reports on activity during the year, and elect a Board to manage day-to-day business. The main function of the Board is to arrange future Public Meetings, where all the important policy decisions are taken.
The Council has designated KNF as an official consultee for all planning applications in Kirkstall Ward. In practice it is only possible to respond to a few high-profile applications, which should ideally be selected by our own members.
Recently the Artisan housing application in the Kirkstall District Centre has started to attract attention for all the wrong reasons. It is now important for the Forum to express a view. To learn more, please click the "Consult" button on the navigation bar (above), or click here for a similar effect.
The Forum must show that it has made a genuine attempt to engage with all the residents in Kirkstall Ward, and show that many local residents are aware of, and support, the Forum's policies.
We are therefore organising a series of local Public Engagement meetings during February and March 2020 in all areas of Kirkstall ward, to which all residents will be invited. Our objective is to engage constructively with as many people as possible, and maximise public participation in the Forum's activities.
Here is a brief guide to KNF. This shows our current policies, which could all be modified at our future public meetings, if our members wish. Click here to read our full story.
About KNF: Who we are and what we do.
Active travel: Our plans include better routes for walking, running, cycling and canoeing, where people travel under their own steam.
Board members: All our big decisions are taken at public meetings, but we elect a board to manage our business between meetings.
Climate change: Leeds City Council has recognised the Climate Emergency, and the Kirkstall response starts here.
Public Health: Our plan will improve Public Health, so Kirkstall people can live longer, happier lives.
SWOT survey: We aim to serve the Kirkstall community, but first we must ask people what they want.
Plan making: Leeds City Council designated KNF in November 2015. Explore the journey we are making.
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