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County Councillor Polly English

by billhoult on 25 April, 2014

It is with great sadness that it is reported that Cllr Polly English (Skipton West) passed away on Friday 18 April Polly had been suffering from Cancer for some time and was undergoing chemotherapy at the time. Polly was an active elected member not only of the North Yorkshire County Council but of Craven District […]

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Allerton Incinerator-County Council wins Case.

by billhoult on 9 August, 2013

News just in that North Yorkshire County Council has been successful in defeating the Judicial Review brought by the opponents of the Allerton Incinerator that alleged that the planning decision was flawed. From the jubilation in the County Council camp they sound as though they do intend to build the plant. However the County Council […]

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Fracking is a Gas!

by billhoult on 5 August, 2013

I have received representations from constituents regarding their concerns and fears about extracting gas from shale by the process known as hydraulic fracturing (Fracking). The process involves forcing water with additives into bore holes under such pressure that the shale is fractured thus releasing gas from the rocks. The main areas currently identified as suitable […]

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Potash Snags

by billhoult on 27 July, 2013

Following objections to the proposed potash mine in North Yorkshire consideration of the project has been put on hold for an indefinite period to allow the applicant to produce more details.   Cllr Bill Hoult Leader Lib Dems NYCC      

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Cuts on Their Way!

by billhoult on 27 July, 2013

Introduction The CUTS are prompted by a considerable reduction in the Council’s income from the Council Tax freeze and reductions in direct Government funding.The Full Council considered whether to put the following out to consultation on Wednesday 24 July 2013 1) Review of Fair Access to Care (FACS). This basically moves the entitlement to Social […]

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Decision Time for Potash Project Nears

by billhoult on 30 May, 2013

At the end July 2013 members  of the North Yorkshire National Park Planning Committee will be making one of the most important planning decisions that the Park has had placed before it. It will be to decide whether to approve or refuse the proposal to build a Potash mine to exploit the huge reserves of […]

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Another page in the saga of the Allerton Waste Management site has opened with the surprise news that the North Yorkshire County Council/City of York Council are mounting a judicial review against the decision made by Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to axe the PFI credits for the building of the plant. The losses that […]

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The Government has confirmed that there will not be a U-Turn over it’s decision to withdraw waste infrastructure credits to the North Yorkshire and York waste project at Allerton. In a letter dated 20 April 2013 to Nigel Adams MP from Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under Secretary at Defra the following is said:- The decision […]

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Update on Allerton Incinerator

by billhoult on 2 June, 2012

Here are a few interesting developments on the progress of the Allerton Incinerator project by North Yorkshire County Council. Planning Application It is considered likely now that the planning application will be considered sometime in September this year and the Planning Committee have made a decision to carry out a site inspection shortly after the […]

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Bedale Bypass £14M shock

by billhoult on 22 December, 2011

Two weeks ago the Department for Transport(DFT) announced that North Yorkshire County Council Taxpayers would have to find at least £14M to build a bypass to Bedale Aiskew and Leeming Bar (BALB). Liberal Democrats at County Hall have always opposed the BALB bypass bid which originally committed the Council to between £6M and £15M cost […]

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