The Core Strategy is the main document setting out the strategic level Policies and Vision to guide the delivery of development and investment decisions, and the overall future for the Leeds district. It plans for the longer term regeneration and growth of the district over a 15 year period. The key stages in the process are explained on the Core Strategy - Key Stages page below. This also contains links to each of the stages and their documents.
All the other LDF documents will be directly guided by its policies, including the Site Allocations DPD, the Aire Valley Leeds Area Action Plan, and Neighbourhood Plans.
The policies of the Core Strategy must be supported by evidence. The evidence base of the Core Strategy includes information on housing, employment, the environment and many other topics. The Pre-submission Changes consultation closed in February 2012.
Core Strategy submitted 26th April 2013
The Council have submitted the Core Strategy to the Secretary of State on 26th April 2013. You can view the Core Strategy and main supporting documents by clicking on the Core Strategy Submission and Core Strategy Submission Documents on the Related Pages tab below.
It is anticipated that the Core Strategy will be adopted in 2014 and become the planning document for Leeds.