Welcome to Pool in Wharfedale Parish Council
River Wharfe at Pool-in-Wharfedale
Pool in Wharfedale is a village and civil parish in the Lower Wharfedale area, 10 miles north of Leeds city centre and 2 miles east of Otley. It is in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, West Yorkshire and within the historic boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is in the LS21 (Otley) postcode district.  It has an electorate of 1,785. The Parish Council has 9 members and employs a part time clerk and part time lengthsman.

The Parish Council is responsible for many environmental improvements and holds several civic events annually not least of which is the awarding of the Honorary Citizenship at our Annual Civic Service.

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                                                                NEW COUNCILLOR  

The Parish Council are pleased to welcome Emma Gray to the council, co-opted at the parish council meeting on Monday 13th March 2017. For her contact details please see the attached contact list here

                                                                         ROAD WORKS 

Leeds City Council produce a monthly schedule of road works across the district together with a future roads works programme. The latest 2016 reports have been reproduced here for your information. Future Works Schedule and Monthly Schedule


                                                              OLD POOL BANK ROAD

 At the last Parish Council Meeting on Monday 14th March 2016 residents and councillors discussed the traffic problems on Old Pool Bank Road, including the recent survey carried out by the council. Please click on 'Latest News' on the menu on the left hand side of this page for further details.  


Public Consultation

A65 – Airport – A658 Link Road

Leeds City Council Officers and Councillors have arranged this presentation to inform residents of the current proposals to enable you to give your view.


Can our roads really take any more traffic? HGV’s already blight our narrow roads and pedestrians take their life in their hands just to walk down Main Street.  The initial public consultation period will finish on 26 February 2016. 

1:30 - 4:30pm   Thursday 14 January 2016

Pool Village Memorial Hall

Is Pool under pressure again?  Make sure you understand what will happen if a link road is built.  Pool Parish Council urges you to take this opportunity to share your views, to ask questions of the planners and understand the proposals that will have implications for us all.


Leeds City Council publicity tells us “Details of the three proposed options for initial consideration, a map and supporting information can be seen atwww.leeds.gov.uk/AirportLinkRoad. Leaflets and copies of the questionnaire are available from local libraries and the Leeds Development Enquiry Centre in the Leonardo Building, Rossington Street.

Leeds Bradford Airport is one of the fastest growing in the UK, used by 3.3million passengers a year. It also contributes more than £100m annually to the city region economy and was earmarked as a key element of the long-term transport vision for Leeds put forward by the council last month, with the need to develop its strategic connectivity seen as critical to its future success as the regional airport and as an economic hub.”

“Improving road access has been prioritised in the short to medium-term as a way of aiding the growth of the airport and the local and regional economy. In addition to better road access, Leeds City Council, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds Bradford Airport are examining the possibility of a rail link in the longer term. “


What will be the impact on Pool-in-Wharfedale if Leeds Bradford Airport passenger and freight traffic increases?  Answers are needed.



Please use this link to access the

Pool in Wharfedale Neighbourhood Plan consultation document

Please use this link to access information on the Leeds City Council Site Allocation Plan Consultation.  Your response must be recieved by 5 pm Monday 16th November 2015.  This document was prepared by our ward councillor Barry Anderson.

Your response is vital to the future development of Pool-in-Wharfedale.  The Parish Council will publish its own response to the consultation on this website after the 9th November parish council meeting.  The view of the Parish Council will be received by Leeds City Council as a single response and does not count as a multiple household response; for that reason the more people who voice their opinion the better placed Pool-in-Wharfedale will be in the future development of North West Leeds.