Out of the teams I've either heard as applying or strongly rumoured to be the ones I could see managing it are: Kells, Pilkington Recs, Wigan St Cuthberts, Hindley, Coventry (depending on Championship 1), Nottingham, Underbank with the maybe 8th being Bristol (would be more travel than this year for them but a decent club). I expect there's a couple more applicants keeping their cards close to their chest that would be ready. Really though I was perfectly accurate about the demise of the Yorkshire League and the Pennine League keeping higher divisions at 14 yet you insisted I was wrong.
We all knew the CMS Yorkshire league was on it's last legs before the move to summer, the Pennine saved it from going 3 or 4 years ago by refusing to take anymore teams, the only reason it's opened it's doors fully this time was to stop teams only having a summer option.
Pennine Premier has 10 teams, Championship 12 but this could alter with a shock withdrawal from the Premier.