Neighbourhood Planning gives communities the right to shape development in their areas through the production of Neighbourhood Development Plans. Neighbourhood Planning is not led by the local authority. Introduced as part of the Localism Act 2011, Neighbourhood Development Plans once made will be used when deciding planning applications.
For links to the websites of Parish Councils and Neighbourhood Forums in Leeds who are preparing plan, please see the documents area on the left of the page.
Applying for Neighbourhood Area and/or Neighbourhood Forum designation
Parished Areas only need apply for area designation.
Non-parished areas must apply for both area and Forum designation. This can be done in one of two ways;
- Joint Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum application (apply for both at the same time) or
- Two separate applications (Neighbourhood Area followed by Neighbourhood Forum)
Please complete one of the following forms as appropriate;
- Neighbourhood Area Application Form (for parished and non-parished areas)
- Neighbourhood Forum Application Forum (for non-parished areas that been designated Neighbourhood Areas)
- Neighbourhood Area and Forum Application Form (for non-parished areas making a joint application)
Please spend time looking over each form before deciding which is/are relevant to you.
It is not a requirement to use the forms. However, if you choose not to, please ensure your application includes similar information.
If you need advice on any aspect of designation please contact the Neighbourhood Planning Team on 0113 247 8079.
Current consultations in Leeds
The City Council have received of applications from the Beeston Community Forum and Seacroft Neighbourhood Forum to be designated as a neighbourhood forum and Carlton Interim Neighbourhood Forum to be designated as an area and a forum.
The consultation period runs as follows:
Beeston Community Forum: Friday 3rd October until Tuesday 14th November 2014.
Carlton Intertim Neighbourhood Forum: Monday 21st October until Monday 1st December 2014.
Seacroft Neighbourhood Forum: Friday 24th October until Friday 5th December 2014.
Designation will allow the forum to prepare a Neighbourhood plan for the area. Specifically seeking comments from those who live work or do business in the area.
A plan showing the proposed area of designation along with a response form are available from the documents area to the left of the page.
Please send us your comments either by:
Post: Chief Planning Officer, Neighbourhood Planning Team, City Development, Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD
Comments should be received no later than 5:00pm
on the final day of consultation.
Please note that if the Council determines to make the Neighbourhood Forum designation no other organisation or body may be designated for the Neighbourhood Area until that designation expires or is withdrawn.
The documents can be viewed from the documents area on the left of this page. Please click on 'documents' heading for the menu to expand.