Did you know there was a public consultation during June and July this year which included Red Hall Playing Fields (and other sites within the whole of Leeds) in the “suitable for future development” list? Were you aware this was one of your only opportunities to object to the fire sale of green space?
This consultation was run by Leeds City Council and formed part of the Site Allocations Plan – it is an audit to identify sites that are suitable for development for the next 15 years.
Most people (if not all local residents) were unaware that they could have a say. In fact, just thirteen people within Crossgates and Whinmoor ward commented.
However, you can still write to your local councillors and ask them to remove the playing fields from this list. It is your only walkable green space amenity and forms part of the local history.
The Site Allocations Plan will be formally published for consultation next year so be prepared!
Your local councillors’ emails are shown below. Write to them. As our elected representatives, they have a duty to explain why they are taking our green space, and why the consultation was so under-publicised: