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Neighbourhood Planning

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 people live and work giving opportunities to:

  • influence where new homes, shops and offices are built
  • have a say on what new buildings should look like
  • grant planning permission for the new buildings you want

Neighbourhood Plan Progress

All areas currently designated are shown on the Neighbourhood Plan Designation Map (PDF 857KB). You can find further information on all areas preparing neighbourhood plans within Leeds in the Neighbourhood Planning Progress table (PDF 88KB).


Latest Updates​


Bardsey-cum-Rigton

Bardsey-cum-Rigton Neighbourhood Plan was formally ‘made’ by Leeds City Council on 6th November 2017. You can view the made plan and the Decision Statement (PDF 308KB).

Both documents are available on the Bardsey Parish Council website and paper copies are available to view at:

  • Leeds City Council, City Development Department, The Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8.30am –5pm, Weds 9.30am – 5pm)
  • Wetherby Library, 17 Westgate, Wetherby LS22 6LL (Mon 10am-5pm. Tue 9am-7pm, Wed- Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm)
  • Bardsey Village Hall, Woodacre Lane, Leeds, LS17 9DG (during opening hours)

In accordance with The Neighbourhood Plan (General) Regulations 2012, this Neighbourhood Plan is now ‘made’ and will be used when determining future planning applications in the Bardsey-cum-Rigton Neighbourhood Area.


Barwick in Elmet and Scholes

Barwick in Elmet and Scholes Neighbourhood Plan was formally ‘made’ by Leeds City Council on 6th November 2017. You can view the made plan (PDF 2.2MB) and Decision Statement (PDF 311KB).

Both documents can be viewed on the Barwick Parish Council website and paper copies are available to view at:

  • Leeds City Council, City Development Department, The Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8.30am –5pm, Weds 9.30am – 5pm)
  • Crossgates Library, Farm Road, Leeds, LS15 7LB (Mon/Tues 10.00 – 17.00, Weds/Thurs 9.00 – 19.00, Fri 10.00 – 17.00, Sat 10.00 – 15.00)
  • Scholes Library, 3 Station Rd, Scholes, Leeds LS15 4BJ (Mon & Fri 14.00 – 17.00, Sat 10.00 – 12.00)
  • Barwick Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Barwick, Leeds LS15 4EL (during opening hours)

In accordance with The Neighbourhood Plan (General) Regulations 2012, this Neighbourhood Plan is now ‘made’ and will be used when determining future planning applications in the Barwick in Elmet and Scholes Neighbourhood Area (PDF 1.85KB).


Boston Spa

Boston Spa Neighbourhood Plan was formally ‘made’ by Leeds City Council on 6th November 2017. You can view the made plan (part 1) (PDF 5.6MB) and (part 2) (4.9MB) and Decision Statement (PDF 307KB).

Both documents can be viewed on the Boston Spa Parish Council website and paper copies are available to view at:

  • Leeds City Council, City Development Department, The Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8.30am –5.00pm, Weds 9.30am – 5.00pm)
  • Wetherby Library, 17 Westgate, Wetherby, LS22 6LL (Mon 10am – 5pm, Tues 9am – 7pm, Weds – Fri 9am – 5pm , Sat 10am – 4pm)
  • Boston Spa Library, High Street, Boston Spa, Leeds, LS23 6BH (Mon, Fri, Sat 9.00 – 12.00, Weds 10.00 – 17.00)

In accordance with The Neighbourhood Plan (General) Regulations 2012, this Neighbourhood Plan is now ‘made’ and will be used when determining future planning applications in the Boston Spa Neighbourhood Area (PDF 5.3MB).


Holbeck

The draft Holbeck Neighbourhood Plan Proposal (PDF 3.9MB) has been examined by Tony Burton who has recommended that, subject to proposed modifications, the Neighbourhood Plan meets the Basic Conditions and should proceed to referendum. A copy of the final Examiner’s Report (PDF 812KB) is available to read.


Thorp Arch Neighbourhood Plan

A local referendum will be held on the Thorp Arch Neighbourhood Plan on Thursday 7 December 2017. For further information, please see the Neighbourhood Planning Referendums page.


Collingham Neighbourhood Plan 'Made'

Collingham Neighbourhood Plan was formally "made" by Leeds City Council on 21st June 2017 by the Chief Planning Officer in consultation with the Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning, pursuant to existing delegations within the Constitution. You can view the made plan and the Decision Statement (PDF 305KB). Both documents are available on the Collingham with Linton Parish Council website and paper copies will be available to view at:​

  • Leeds City Council, City Development Department, The Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8.30am –5pm, Weds 9.30am – 5pm)
  • Wetherby Library, 17 Westgate, Wetherby LS22 6LL (Mon 10am-5pm. Tue 9am-7pm, Wed- Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm)
  • Collingham Memorial Hall, Main Street, Collingham, Leeds, LS22 5AS (during opening hours)
  • Collingham and Linton Sports Association, Harewood Road, Collingham, Leeds, LS22 5BL (during opening hours)

In accordance with The Neighbourhood Plan (General) Regulations 2012, this Neighbourhood Plan is now ‘made’ and will be used when determining future planning applications within the identified Collingham Neighbourhood Area.



Clifford Neighbourhood Plan 'Made'

Clifford Neighbourhood Plan was formally "made" by Leeds City Council at the meeting of Executive Board on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 - you can view the document here (PDF 3MB). You can view the Decision Statement (PDF 306KB) here and on the Clifford Parish Council website. Paper copies can be also be viewed at:

  • Leeds City Council, City Development Department, The Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8.30am –5pm, Weds 9.30am – 5pm)
  • Clifford Village Hall, Albion St, Clifford, Wetherby LS23 6HY (during opening hours)
  • The Albion, Chapel Lane, Clifford LS23 6HU (during opening hours)
  • Boston Spa Library, High Street, Boston Spa, Leeds. LS23 6BH (Mon, Fri and Sat 9am – 12pm, Weds 10am – 5pm)
  • Wetherby Library, 17 Westgate, Wetherby LS22 6LL (Mon 10am-5pm. Tue 9am-7pm, Wed- Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm) 

In accordance with The Neighbourhood Plan (General) Regulations 2012, this Neighbourhood Plan is now ‘made’ and will be used when determining future planning applications within the identified Clifford Neighbourhood Area (PDF 958KB).



Executive Board also resolved that approval be given for subsequent Neighbourhood Plans to be ‘made’ by the Chief Planning Officer in consultation with the Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning, pursuant to existing delegations within the Constitution.


Linton

An application for permission to apply for judicial review of the decision of the Council (dated 4th November 2015) to allow the Linton Neighbourhood Plan to proceed to referendum was submitted to the High Court on 30th November 2015.

Judge Roger Kaye QC sitting as a Judge of the High Court refused permission on 22nd January 2016 stating that the application was considered to be totally without merit. An application to appeal this decision was subsequently submitted to the Court of Appeal on 29th January 2016 which was granted on 9th May 2016. The appeal was heard on 6th October 2016 and dismissed by Mr Justice Kerr in his judgement dated 28th October 2016 which can be viewed here. Details of the referendum can be found on the Neighbourhood Planning Referendum page.



Current consultations


Alwoodley

Alwoodley Parish Council has submitted the Alwoodley Neighbourhood Plan Proposal to Leeds City Council for examination. Under para 16 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, we are publicising the plan proposal and is seeking comments from those who live, work or carry out business in the Alwoodley Neighbourhood Area and any consultation body referred to in the submitted consultation statement. The consultation runs from Monday 16th October to Monday 27th November (closing at 5pm).

How to view the documents

The plan proposal and supporting documentation can be viewed below and on the Alwoodley Neighbourhood Plan website.

Paper copies can also be inspected at the following locations:

  • Leeds City Council, City Development Department, The Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8.30 –17.00, Weds 9.30 – 17.00)
  • Moor Allerton Library, Moor Allerton Centre, Kings Lane, Leeds, LS17 5NY (Mon – Weds 9.00 – 19.00, Thurs, Fri 9.00 – 17.00, Sat, Sun 10.00 – 16.00)
  • Alwoodley Community Centre, The Avenue, Alwoodley, Leeds, LS17 7NZ (During opening hours)
  • A loan copy is available from David Burgess, contact Alwoodley.np@gmail.com

How to make representations

If you would like to make a representation on this Neighbourhood Plan, then please send your representation to npsupport@leeds.gov.uk or in writing to: Neighbourhood Planning, City Development, The Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD. We encourage those responding to use the response form, which is available above and at the locations above. Please ensure your representation is submitted by 5.00pm on Monday 27th November 2017.

Notification

Any representations may include a request to be notified regarding Leeds City Council’s decision under Regulation 19 (Decision on a plan proposal) to make the submitted neighbourhood development plan for Alwoodley.




Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitat Regulation Assessment Screening Reports

We have determined whether the draft neighbourhood plans are likely to have significant environmental effects and therefore require strategic environmental assessments and/or habitat regulation assessments in compliance with The Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004.

The full determinations and reasons for the determinations 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:


Title of Plan

Likely to have significant environmental  effects?

Strategic Environmental Assessment required?

Habitat Regulations Assessment required?

Bardsey cum Rigton

No

o

No

Barwick in Elmet & Scholes

No

o

No

Boston Spa

No

No

No

Clifford Neighbourhood Plan

​No

​No

No

Collingham

​No

​No

​No

Linton Neighbourhood Plan

​No

​No

No

​​Holbeck

​No

​No

​No

​Thorp Arch

No

No

No

Kippax

No

No

No

Adel

No

No

No

Wetherby

No

No

No

Aberford

No

No

No

Thorner

No

No

No

Walton

No

No

No

Horsforth

No

No

No


 

Neighbourhood Planning Steering Group

This group was set up to oversee neighbourhood planning in Leeds at a strategic level with the remit to:

  • coordinate and monitor progress on neighbourhood planning;
  • advise on the advice and support that local communities need and consider the effectiveness of the support already given;
  • give particular focus to cross departmental and partnership activity/input;
  • report to the Executive Member for Neighbourhoods, Planning and Support Services, Chief Officers and Area Committee on neighbourhood planning as appropriate
  • ensure that links are made with other stakeholders including the Police, the National Health Service, health practitioners and the voluntary sector.

It met for the first time on 30th July 2012. Members are drawn from all departments of the City Council, Planning Aid, Civic Trust and Leeds Beckett University.


Applying for Area/Forum Designation

Application requirements as follows:

Parished Areas
Parished Areas only need apply for area designation using the Neighbourhood Area Application Form (Word 2.1MB).

Non-Parished Areas
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, apply for Neighbourhood Area followed by Neighbourhood Forum 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.


Advice

We have produced guidance notes to help local communities and others who are interested in neighbourhood planning:

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Click to expandWho can prepare a neighbourhood plan?

​In parished areas, only the parish or town council can lead on preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. In non-parish areas, a Neighbourhood Forum must be designated by the Council.

Click to expandWhat is a Neighbourhood Area?

​A Neighbourhood Area is the area that will be covered by the neighbourhood plan. See guidance notes on this page for advice on designation and agreement of an appropriate boundary.

Click to expandWhat is a Neighbourhood Forum?

​A neighbourhood forum is the body that will prepare a neighbourhood plan in non-parished areas. The Forum must be made up of a minimum of 21 people who live, work or do business in the neighbourhood area. 

Click to expandAdopted Core Strategy

​The Core Strategy sets out the vision in planning terms for Leeds until 2028.  All other planning documents, including neighbourhood plans, sit underneath the Core Strategy and must conform to its vision.

The Core Strategy was adopted by the City Council on 12th November 2014.  

Core Strategy

Click to expandIn depth guide to neighbourhood planning

​For a more in depth guide to neighbourhood planning, please see our advice note available in the Documents section. We will be happy to talk you through the neighbourhood planning process. You can email us by using the Contact us form.

Click to expandWhich areas have been designated?

​The following neighbourhood areas have already been designated:

1.Aberford & District
2.Adel
3.Aireborough
4.Alwoodley
5.Bardsey cum Rigton
6.Barwick in Elmet and Scholes
7.Beeston
8.Boston Spa
9.Bramham cum Oglethorpe
10.Carlton
11.Clifford
12.Colllingham
13.East Keswick
14.Garforth
15.Harewood
16.Headingley
17.Holbeck
18.Horsforth
19.Hyde Park
20.Kippax
21.Kirkstall
22.Linton
23.Little Woodhouse
24.Otley
25.Oulton& Woodlesford
26.Pool-in-Wharfdale
27.Rawdon
28.Rothwell
29.Seacroft
30.Scarcroft
31.Shadwell
32.Thorner
33.Thorp Arch
34.Walton
35.Wetherby

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