The Site Allocations Plan will allocate sites that will help to deliver the Leeds Core Strategy long term spatial vision, objectives and policies. This is to ensure that sufficient land is available in appropriate locations to meet the targets set out in the Core Strategy. It is a key Local Development Framework (LDF) document in identifying specific allocations for development to 2028. It is intended that the Site Allocations Plan should 'follow on' from the adoption of the Core Strategy, but begin early work in parallel.
In May 2012, Executive Board approved the scope/content of the plan. It will cover housing, employment, retail and green space allocations for the whole of the authority area, except for the area within the Aire Valley Leeds Area Action Plan.
The indicative timetable is:
Issues and Options Consultation - Summer 2013
Publication Draft Consultation - Late 2014
Submission to Secretary of State - Early 2015
Plan Adoption - Late 2015
This timetable may change as it is dependent on the Core Strategy getting through examination in October 2013, and adoption early 2014. The Site Allocations Plan cannot go to Publication Draft stage until we know the position with the Core Strategy as the Site Allocations Plan has to be in general conformity with the Core Strategy. Confirmation from the Core Strategy inspector on the overall housing target, distribution across the district, the position on windfall development and phasing will be particularly important.
Public consultation on the Site Allocations Plan Issues and Options was agreed at the meeting of the Executive Board on the 9 May 2013. The consultation ran from Monday 3 June and closed at 5pm on Monday 29 July 2013. To access the consultation material go the Site Allocations Plan - Issues and Options page, available under Related Pages below.