Many residents were greatly angered by the unauthorised felling of mature trees on the proposed development site lying between Lindon Close and Keswick Lane. Planning permission for the development was refused by Leeds City Council in January 2018, since when the Parish Council and others have made representations concerning the state of the site and the loss of the trees. For information the Forestry Commission has issued a notice requiring the owner to restock the site with 45 conifer species along the boundary of the site and adjoining the rear of six houses on Keswick Lane and four houses on Bankfield. The restocking must be completed by 30th June 2019.

The Parish Council has written to residents adjoining the site requesting confirmation when the restocking takes place, and will make further representations as necessary. A copy of that letter may be viewed using the following link: Dec 2018 Keswick Lane Site Letter to residents