The Local Development Framework (LDF) is the name for the collection of documents that together make up the overall Local Plan for Leeds and comprises:
• Core Strategy – in preparation and sets out strategic policies to 2028. It is currently being Examined by the Planning Inspectorate
• Site Allocations Development Plan Document – in preparation and identifies land where new homes, employment and greenspaces are to be located. The document is currently at Issues and Options Stage
• Adopted Natural Resources and Waste Local Plan – sets out management of minerals, energy, waste and water over the next 15 years.
• Aire Valley Leeds Area Action Plan – in preparation and provides the future planning framework to guide the regeneration of the Lower Aire Valley
• Policies Map for Leeds – formerly known as the Proposals Map this details the extent of relevant LDF policies and is in production (can be viewed via the Unitary Development Plan Page)
• Community Infrastructure Levy – in preparation and sets out levels of charging to be applied to different types of development in order to fund a variety of infrastructure provision
• Neighbourhood Plans – in preparation and provide community level frameworks
• Annual Monitoring Report – reports on the progress of policy implementation on the ground
• Statement of Community Involvement - specifies how stakeholders and communities are involved
The Local Development Scheme sets out details on each of the Local Development Documents
There are also a range of Supplementary Planning Documents which, unlike the Development Plan Documents above, are not Examined by a Planning Inspector (see Related Pages below) and a number of Supplementary Planning Guidance documents retained from the Unitary Development Plan.