The Localism Act 2011 introduces statutory Neighbourhood Planning in England. It enables communities to draw up a Neighbourhood Plan for their area and is intended to give communities more of a say in the development of their local area.
These plans will be used to decide the future of the places where you live and work giving opportunities to:
- choose where you want new homes, shops and offices to be built
- have your say on what new buildings should look like
- grant planning permission for the new buildings you want
Little Woodhouse neighbourhood area designation, consultation closes 15th January 2016 (5pm) see below for more information.
Linton Neighbourhood Plan Referendum - date of referendum Thursday 17 December 2015. Please see the Related pages section 'neighbourhood plan referendum' for more information.
Clifford Neighbourhood Plan - consultation closes on 14th December 2015. See the External links section of this page for more information.
Collingham Neighbourhood Plan - Pre-submission Consultation closed 6th December 2015. Please see the External links of this page for more information.
Little Woodhouse Neighbourhood Forum Designation
Leeds City Council has received an application from the Interim Little Woodhouse Neighbourhood Forum for the designation of a Neighbourhood forum. It must now publicise this application and seek comments from those who live, work or carry out business in the area.
You can view the following documents
• Little Woodhouse area application
• Little Woodhouse Constitution
• Little Woodhouse boundary plan
• Little Woodhouse Public Notice
• Little Woodhouse Response Form
from the Documents section of this page.
The proposed boundary and supporting documents can be viewed at:
• Swarthmore Education Centre. 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds, LS3 1AD, (Monday - Thursday 9am – 7.30pm , Friday 9am – 3pm)
• Development Enquiry Centre, City Development, Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8.30am –5.00pm, Weds 9.30am – 5.00pm)
How to submit comments
If you wish to submit comments on the proposed neighbourhood forum, these must be made in writing between Friday 27th November 2015 and Friday 15th January 2016 (5pm) by
• completing a response form (available from the Documents section of this page)
• writing to the Chief Planning Officer
Completed response forms can be sent to Chief Planning Officer, City Development, Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD
If you require further advice or assistance, please contact the neighbourhood planning team on 0113 395 0638, or email email@example.com.
Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitat Regulation Assessment Screening Reports
The City Council has determined whether the draft Linton, Collingham and Clifford Neighbourhood Plans are likely to have significant environmental effects and therefore require strategic environmental assessments and/or a habitat regulation assessments in compliance with The Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004. The full determination and reasons for the determination are set out in screening reports which can be viewed below or at the Development Enquiry Centre, City Development, Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8.30am –5.00pm, Weds 9.30am – 5.00pm).
A summary of the determinations is set out below:
Linton Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Stage
Linton Neighbourhood Plan Referendum will be held on Thursday 17 December 2015. Further details on this can be found at Neighbourhood Planning Referendum
Decision Statement and Referendum
The City Council has considered the Examiner’s report and has made its decision on the proposed modifications contained in the report and how the Linton Neighbourhood Plan will progress. It has accepted the majority of the Examiner’s proposed modifications however Collingham with Linton Parish Council raised issues with a small number of the modifications proposed.
Following detailed discussions between the City Council and Parish Council, the City Council has accepted a few alternative modifications to supporting text. None of the alternative modifications relate to changes proposed by the Examiner to the policies.
The ‘Decision Statement’ is available from the Documents section of this page. The alternative proposed modifications resulting from the issues raised by the Parish Council are highlighted blue in table 1.
Linton Neighbourhood Plan Examiners Report
The Linton Neighbourhood Plan Proposal has recently been examined by an independent examiner, Mr Nigel McGurk BSc(Hons) MCD MBA MRTPI.
A copy of the examiner’s report is available in the Documents section of this page.
The City Council must now reflect on the content of the examiner’s report and issue a formal ‘decision statement’ setting out the Council’s position on
the recommendations in the report and it’s decision on how the Plan Proposal will progress. The decision statement will be issued shortly.
The Plan Proposal
The plan proposal sets out a vision for the future of the village and includes planning policies that will help Leeds City Council to determine planning applications in the area. It also contains a number of projects the Linton community aims to deliver. Overall the plan promotes the conservation of the character and scale of the village and the protection of the open land around. It does not propose any sites for development.
The consultation ended Monday 22nd June (5pm) 2015.
The submitted Linton Neighbourhood Plan consists of the following documents:
• Draft Linton Neighbourhood Plan 2014-2029
• Map of the designated Neighbourhood Plan
• Consultation Statement
• Basic Conditions Statement
• SEA Statement of Reason
• Public Notice (includes locations where paper copies can be viewed)
• Response form
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.
Applying for Designation
Application requirements as follows:
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.