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Unitary Development Plan

The statutory Development Plan for Leeds comprises:
• Saved UDP Review 2006 policies
• Adopted Natural Resources and Waste Local Plan
• Saved SPGs/SPDs
• SPDs

The Unitary Development Plan forms the statutory development plan for the whole of the Leeds district. It provides a framework for all new developments and is used as a basis for making decisions regarding land use and planning applications.

The plan takes regard for rural and urban development as part of integrated planning policy for the whole of the metropolitan district.

Unitary Development Plan 2001
The original UDP was drawn up in the 1990s and approved in 2001.

Unitary Development Plan Review 2006
The 2001 plan has been reviewed following public consultation and a public inquiry.

The Review updates the 2001 plan in several respects but much of the original 2001 plan remains unchanged. The Review therefore forms an 'alteration' to the 2001 plan rather than a 'replacement'.

The Leeds UDP Review (2006) forms the Development Plan for Leeds until such time as it is gradually replaced by the emerging Local Development Framework (LDF). The LDF is comprised of a number of documents, including Area Action Plans and a Core Strategy which will be adopted on a rolling programme over the next few years.

You can view Volume 1 Written Statement and Volume 2 Appendices from the documents are to the left of the page from the Documents area.  

The Policies Map of the Leeds District can be viewed on the following page:

Leeds Policies Map