Aire Valley Leeds Area Action Plan

The Aire Valley Leeds Area Action Plan (AVL AAP) provides the planning framework to guide the regeneration of an area of the Lower Aire Valley.

This area between Leeds city centre and the M1 and beyond is referred to as Aire Valley Leeds. It contains over 400 hectares of development land which can help meet Leeds' need for housing and provide new jobs.

Adoption of the AVL AAP

The AVL AAP was adopted by Leeds City Council on 8 November 2017 having been found sound by the inspector appointed to oversee the public examination process, subject to the inclusion of the main modifications set out in the Appendix 1 to her report.

The AVL AAP now forms part of the Development Plan and will be used in determining planning applications within the Plan boundary area alongside the Leeds Core Strategy and Natural Resources and Waste Local Plan and the remaining UDP ‘saved’ policies. Appendix 1 of the AVL AAP sets out a list of the policies which have been replaced by those contained within the AVL AAP.

The following documents are available:

Aire Valley Leeds AAP Designations (External link)

AVL AAP inset map

The Aire Valley Leeds Area Action Plan inset map is split into six map sheets as illustrated on the map below.

View the individual map sheets by clicking on the numbered squares on the map. These should be viewed alongside the Map Key (PDF 0.6MB) and policies maps.

Further information

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