We are so happy to still be at Grosvenor Mount on a sunny Sunday like today!!!
Please continue to get involved, visit the site and find out what Leeds Community Project (LCP) is about. If you would like an update on our legal situation before visiting then you can ring our site phone on 07951 355293.
Today we had a useful meeting where we discussed the upcoming week. We have an important meeting on Wednesday with the University of Leeds, where LCP will be supporting a proposal by a local project that has an alternative idea for the future of Grosvenor Mount. We are pleased the University has opened the discussion table.
We will be keeping everyone updated on this and in the mean time you can support LCP by:
– Sharing posts and tweets about LCP with the hashtag #lcplive
– Signing the petition
– Contacting Leeds University and letting them know you support LCP!!
Today Leeds Community Project has successfully avoided the evicton of 6 Grosvenor Mount. This is how the BBC reports it (min. 8).
Photo taken from the Yorkshire Voice
“Campaigners fighting the development of green land in Headingley have today said they will continue to occupy the site, despite a possession order being acquired by the landowners.
The land, at Grosvenor Mount, is owned by the University of Leeds, and was formerly used as a biological research facility and botanical garden.
However, in 2013 the University was granted planning permission for the construction of seven terraced houses on the site.
A local campaign group, Leeds Community Project (LCP), has sprung up in opposition to the building and members have occupied the site for several weeks…”
Read the complete article here.
Plans to build on botanic garden are disgraceful
Tony Green, Headingley
“Thank you for your careful article on the subject of 6 Grosvenor Gardens in Headingley (YEP, March 16).
The university spokesperson’s assertion that the proposed development of the site would provide ‘much needed family housing’ is disingenuous.
With the exception of the conversion of the old gardener’s cottage, the development proposes eight shoeboxes, which no family would touch with a bargepole.
They would have nowhere to park an ironing board, let alone a baby buggy.
Sure, they would be okay as starter homes for young childless couples (if they could afford them), but ‘family housing’? Beam me up Scotty…”
Read the complete letter here.
This morning at a hearing at Leeds County Court a possession order was awarded to the University of Leeds against the occupiers of the land at 6 Grosvenor Mount. It is enforceable after 12pm on Monday 23rd March. The Leeds Community Project Open Doors Event on Sunday 22nd may be the last time the local community can enjoy the glasshouses and gardens at 6 Grosvenor Mount before the land is sold and replaced with private flats.
Our next general meeting will be tomorrow Saturday 21st at 12pm. Please come along!
“University bosses have taken legal action against a group of activists who are occupying a former research facility in Headingley.
Members of protest group Leeds Community Project have occupied the non-residential areas of 6 Grosvenor Mount in a bid to halt its sale to a developer and open it up for the local community.
The University of Leeds was granted planning permission in 2013 to build seven new houses and renovate a current house on the land – a former botantic gardens and research facility with outbuildings, glasshouses and gardens.
But Leeds Community Project activists believe the site holds “many future possibilities” for food growing, nature, wildlife and as a space for educational and social events…”
Read the complete article here.
Last Tuesday two members of Leeds Community Project were interviewed by the Gryphon, a new article about the project followed on Friday.
We would like to invite everyone to wear a green leaf to show their support to Leeds Community Project. You can just make your own out of a piece of felt or get one on site for a small donation.
Share a picture wearing a leaf on Twitter or Facebook under the hashtag #leafyCP