Campaign launched to Keep Meanwood Valley Special

tetley field save our green space

Tetley Field

Save our Green Space

Keep Meanwood Valley Special

A campaign has been launched to encourage as many people as possible to object to a planning application to build 45 residential dwellings on Tetley Field in the Meanwood Valley. Tetley Field is a beautiful, wildlife-rich 11 acre field bordering Meanwood Park in the Meanwood Valley Green Belt. The public are urged to object to this application before the deadline of 10 June.

Download this poster to find out more about the campaign and how to make your objection to the application

How to object to the application

Once you have read the information on the poster, please draft out your objection:

  • Read the guidance in the poster about what to say. Remember particularly that your wording needs to be unique and personal to yourself. Please do not simply copy the whole guidance verbatim, as this will just be regarded by the Council as the same representation repeated. You may want to focus on those of the 10 “Grounds of objection” listed that are most relevant to you.
  • See examples of Objection Comments already made against the application.
  • There is more guidance on how to comment on planning applications on the Leeds City Council website.

Then, submit your objection before 10 June, by one of two methods:

  1. EITHER: Online: Visit and copy and paste the reference 16/02583/OT into the search box. My previous blog has more on how to register on the system and submit Comments.
  2. OR: by Post: Write to Development Enquiry Centre, The Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington St, Leeds, LS2 8HD, including your name and address and quoting the application number 16/02583.

There are more ways you can help:

  • Tell people you know about the campaign and urge them to object to the application.
  • Share information about the campaign through social media. There is now a Facebook page at and on Twitter you can follow @meanwoodrambler and use the hashtag #tetleyfield. Why not raise more awareness via Instagram, youtube or any other social media?
  • Print out the poster and put it up in your front window and any appropriate community spaces you can think of.
  • Take a late-spring walk on Tetley Field and remind yourself why it’s so special.

Where is Tetley Field?

Tetley Field is normally accessed on foot from the right of way between Weetwood Avenue and Weetwood Mill Lane. It is also possible to access it from behind the duckpond (sometimes know as the “American Garden”) in Meanwood Park. Online, you can type “Beckside Gardens Weetwood” into Google Maps to see where it is. The map below should also help:

tetleyfieldmapRemember the key points:

  • Object before 10 June
  • Encourage others to do the same
  • This is Green Belt protected land
  • Keep Meanwood Valley Special!

Many thanks for your support of this campaign. More information about the recent history of the housing threat to Tetley Field can be found by clicking the Tetley Field tab at the top of the page.


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