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Local Development Framework

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. 
 
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