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Examination of Leeds Natural Resources and Waste Local Plan Minerals Policies 13 and 14

These webpages, although hosted on the Leeds City Council website are the sole responsibility of Helen Wilson, Programme Officer.

The Natural Resources and Waste Local Plan was adopted by Leeds City Council on 16th January 2013. 
Following a high court challenge, minerals policies 13 and 14 have to be re-examined and cannot be regarded as adopted policies.

Examination Hearings 

The hearings commenced at 10 am on the 27 May in the Thoresby Room, Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 8BH.


Andrew S Freeman DipTP DipEM FRTPI FCIHT MIEnvSc has been appointed by the Secretary of State to hold the Examination in to minerals policies 13 and 14. 

Programme Officer

Helen Wilson is the Programme Officer, she is an impartial officer of the Examination and works under the direction of the Inspector. Helen can be contacted at progofficer@aol.com and on 01527 65741 or 07879 443035

Examination News

28 August 2015

The City Council received the Inspector's Report. The report is in the documents section.

26 June 2015 
A small number of modifications are proposed to Policies Minerals 13 and 14. The Council are consulting on these for 6 weeks from 26th June to 7th August 2015. 

The Schedule of Main Modifications, Sustainability Appraisal addendum (including the Habitats Regulation screening determination​) and a Response Form can be accessed from the Core Document List under Post Submission Documents. 

Please send us your comments using the Response Form available by 5pm on the 7th August 2015.  You can either: 

• email your comments to ldf@leeds.gov.uk or 

• post them to Mineral Policies 13 and 14 Consultation, Forward Planning and Implementation, City Development, Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD. 

The Examination Documents List​ has been updated with plan PM13/3a- Plan of Site 21, submitted at the hearing session. ​


15 May 2015

The Council have produced a schedule of Proposed Modification - please see EX/9 on the Examination Documents List

14 May 2015

The Council have submitted to the Inspector, summaries on how the Duty to Cooperate has been satisfied and how the policies have been positively prepared, the documents are available to view on the updated Examination Documents List. 

30 April 2015

The statements that have been submitted for the hearings are now available to download from Examination Documents List​.​​

27 April 2015

The statements that have been submitted for the hearings are now available to download from Examination Documents List​.​

6 March 2015 

Today the Inspector has issued the Hearings Session Programme, the Issues and Questions for the hearings and Notes for Participants. All the documents are available to view on the Examination Documents List.

Core Documents List

The current version of the Core Documents List is available here​.​​​

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