Click below to see the proposed site plan for the proposed site off Pool Road.
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Pool Village Hall Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 16th March 2017 at 7.30pm in the upstairs meeting room of the Village Hall, Arthington Lane.
The Pool news team and local residents have spotted lots of incidents of dog fouling around the village recently. Dog excrement has been seen on Millcroft Estate, the Swallows and other areas. This is obviously unsightly, unpleasant and unhygienic. It is a shame that a small number of irresponsible dog owners do not treat the village and its residents with respect.
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There are still spaces available for puppies to attend the dogs trust school at Pool in Wharfedale Village Hall. The sessions begin on the 19th of January. For more information ring 01132 814933, 01132 814941 or Mobile 07393 140408.
Below is the comment that Cllr Barry Anderson gave to the Wharfedale Observer about the proposed development at the Shell petrol station.
“The application was deferred by the Plans Panel to a future date . The main reason that this was done was because Shell had not consulted with Ward Councillors or Pool Parish Council or organised any joint meetings with the above parties to meet with them and Council officers. Hopefully Richard Parker and I had an influence on the thinking. It was me who raised the issue about the lack of consultation but Richard and I then emphasised our concerns over highways issues. For my part I pointed out that my concerns were around the entrances/exits and the fact that there were 5 and it would be very chaotic for cars to move around the site and they would be exiting and entering from different angles all over the site.
Also concerns were raised about the height of the canopy and whether there is a need for illuminated signage.
I also raised concerns as to how HGVs would move around the site and cars queuing on to Main Street and also the two nearby Give Way entrance/exits from Main Street around Pool Bridge. I also raised concerns there was no decent pedestrian facilities for accessing the site safely or for pedestrians to move around the site. Yes, there was one indicated but more are needed.
I asked the Plans Panel to consider deferring the planning application for further negotiation as I felt that a solution could be found.
On cross examination by the Plans Panel it became very apparent that the applicants felt they only needed to speak to officers, not elected members and therefore it was unanimously agreed the application be deferred subject to consultation with the parties mentioned above.
Richard Parker and I met with the representatives of the applicant immediately after along with the Planner. We had a brief discussion and the gentleman acting on behalf of the applicant agreed to go back to Shell and he agreed to contact me with a way forward. Richard and I would hope that they will agree to meet us all on site and then meet again in the centre of Leeds with other Council officers to try and agree a way forward. No timescales were set for any of these actions.”