Neighbourhood Planning Regulation 16 – Submission of Otley Neighbourhood Development Plan

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Neighbourhood Planning Regulation 16 – Submission of Otley Neighbourhood Development Plan


In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Otley Town Council has now submitted the Otley Neighbourhood Development Plan (‘Neighbourhood Plan’) to Leeds City Council.

Examiner Initial letter Otley NDP Independent Examination 161118

Otley Public Notice


The submission comprises the following documents:-

NPConsultation Statement

Appendix 10

Appendix 11

Appendix 12 PID Implications

Appendix 13A

Appendix 13B

Appendix 13C

Appendix 14 without names

Appendix 15

Appendix 16

Appendix 17

Appendix 18 Regulation 14 Consultation Results Grid


  • Otley Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement, including Final Otley SEA/HRA Screening Report:

Basic Conditions Statement

Appendix 2 Otley NP – SEAHRA Screening Report final

Otley NDP Sustainability Assessment Report

Otley NP HRA Screening September 2018


Otley Response Form


This Submission Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted by a qualifying body, namely Otley Town Council. The plan proposal relates to planning matters (the use and development of land) and has been prepared in accordance with the statutory requirements and processes set out in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended by the Localism Act 2011) and the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012. The Neighbourhood Plan proposal does not deal with county matters (mineral extraction and waste development), nationally significant infrastructure or any other matters set out in Section 61K of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. The Neighbourhood Plan proposal relates to the designated Otley Neighbourhood Area and to no other area. There are no other Neighbourhood Plans relating to that area.


The Neighbourhood Plan evidence base can be accessed via the link below:





A59 Kex Gill expected to reopen fully before Christmas

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A59 Kex Gill expected to reopen fully before Christmas


Work is progressing on the permanent repairs to the A59 at Kex Gill and the road is expected to be fully reopened before Christmas.


A week-long closure for resurfacing and drainage work that was scheduled to take place early in December will now happen next year. The repairs have involved drilling down into the rock below the highway to enable the retaining wall to be firmly fixed in place. The discovery of voids in the rock has caused delays, leading to the decision to reschedule the work requiring a closure.


North Yorkshire County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways, said: “We have taken this decision because we assured local business owners that there would be no road closure close to Christmas. Therefore, on conclusion of the repair work only patching of the road will take place. The full resurfacing and drainage work will now be carried out next spring under a short closure. We expect the current temporary traffic controls to be removed before Christmas and for the road to be fully open ahead of the holidays.”


The A59 is an important trans-Pennine route between Skipton and Harrogate, but there is a history of instability in land around the road west of Blubberhouses at Kex Gill. The road closed at Kex Gill in late spring after movement in the carriageway. It reopened to single-file traffic under traffic light control in July after an initial phase of repairs. Permanent repairs began in October under temporary traffic lights.


County Councillor Stanley Lumley, Member for Pateley Bridge division and a member of the Kex Gill steering group, said: “I think it is a sensible and most welcome decision to delay the road closure at this important time of year for businesses and the local economy. The A59 is not only an important trans-Pennine route but it is extremely important to residents for their daily commutes and day-to-day travel requirements and this decision will not interrupt the increased demand over the holiday period.”


The County Council’s ultimate solution is to realign this section of the A59 to the other side of the valley. A preferred route for this realignment was agreed by the County Council in July. A full business case for funding is being prepared for submission to the Department for Transport. It is anticipated construction could start in the financial year 2019/20 and the road could take 14 months to complete.

Temporary Road Closures – Otley Victorian Fayre

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Leeds City Council as traffic authority for the Leeds Metropolitan District, has today made an Order under Section 16A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as inserted by Section 1 of the Road Traffic Regulation (Special Events) Act 1994, prohibiting and restricting the use of certain roads by vehicles to facilitate the safe operation of the Otley Victorian Fayre.

The event will require the closure of roads and road junctions.

No person shall cause any vehicle to proceed on the lengths of road specified in the Schedule hereto (whilst the road closure is in place) on the date specified PROVIDED THAT such prohibition shall not extend to vehicles being used in connection with the relevant event.

The Order will come into effect on Sunday 2 December 2018 between 08:00 and 19:30 and in accordance with the details in the Schedule hereto. Where necessary, local diversions will be in operation, signed as appropriate.

The Order will not at any time prevent access for pedestrians to any premises situated on or adjacent to any road to which the Order relates, or to any premises accessible for pedestrians from, and only from, any such road.





  1. Clapgate                    The whole
  2. Manor Square           The whole
  3. Beech Hill                  The whole
  4. Kirkgate                     The whole
  5. Market Place             The whole
  6. Market Street            The whole
  7. Newmarket                The whole
  8. Mercury Row            The whole
  9. Boroughgate             Between Crossgate and Market Place
  10. Westgate                   Between Beech Hill and 34 Westgate


All communications with regard to this Notice should be addressed to Highways and Transportation, Traffic Engineering, St George House, 40 Great George Street, LEEDS, LS1 3DL, for the attention of Mr A Merckel (telephone (0113) 3787488).



Dated this 20th day of November 2018


Leeds City Council

Civic Hall