What is the Site Allocations Plan?
The Site Allocations Plan will identify sites to ensure that sufficient land is available in appropriate locations to meet the growth targets set out in the Core Strategy. The Plan is a key document in the Local Plan (or Local Development Framework) for Leeds in identifying specific allocations for housing, employment, retail and greenspace from 2012 to 2028
What has been done so far?
Pre-Submission Changes Advertisement
The Council is seeking comments on the Site Allocation Plan Pre-Submission Changes. The changes are being advertised for a 6 week period between 13th February and 27th March 2017 (5pm).
The plan has been through various stages in its preparation.
Issues and Options stage
- Public consultation on the Issues and Options took place from June to July 2013.
- Received over 7,000 representations (objections or support for sites) in the consultation.
- A report on the public consultation was presented to Development Plan Panel in December 2013. To access the Site Allocations Plan - Issues and Options consultation material see the related pages section.
Publication Draft Consultation
The Site Allocations Plan Publication Draft was subject to formal public consultation for 8 weeks from 22 September until 16 November 2015. This consultation is now closed. To access the Site Allocations Plan - Publication consultation material see the related pages section.
Outer North East Publication Draft Consultation - September 2016
Following the withdrawal of new settlement proposal at site MX2-33 Headley Hall by the landowner in September 2015, the City Council is now consulting on the revised proposals for the Outer North East Housing Market Characteristic Area (HMCA). Only the Outer North East HMCA is subject to consultation to bring this part of the plan in line with rest of the Site Allocations Plan. Consultation material can be viewed here Outer North East Publication Draft Consultation.
Pre-Submission consultation for the whole plan – February - March 2017
Submission to the Secretary of State – Summer 2017
Examination in Public - (date set by the Planning Inspectorate) – 2017
After Examination, the Inspector may suggest further modifications. If so, these will need to be consulted on for a further minimum 6 weeks.
Await the Inspector’s Report
Plan Adoption – Winter 2017