Core Strategy Selective Review

The Leeds Core Strategy sets out the strategic town planning policy framework for the district to 2028.

Following the adoption of the Core Strategy in November 2014, it became apparent that a select number of policy areas needed to be reviewed. To address this, a selective review of the Core Strategy is being undertaken. The review will result in a series of focused amendments to the adopted Core Strategy. The submission draft plan is currently being examined by the Planning Inspectorate.

Core Strategy Selective Review timeline

 

 

June to July 2017 - consultation on the scope of the reviewJune to July 2017 - consultation on the scope of the review<div class="ExternalClassF029080CF9E04A3B94241E6F1AD9EB1E"><p>The public were invited to comment on the proposed scope of the review. During the consultation, a “Scope and Content” document was made available which set out the proposed areas for review, reasons, evidence and alternatives considered.</p><div class="docList one"><div class="listWebpart"><ul><li class="pdf"> <a href="/docs/Leeds%20Core%20Strategy%20Selective%20%20Review%20-%20Scope%20and%20Content%20Final.pdf"> <span class="info">Leeds Core Strategy Selective Review - Scope and Content<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 600KB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/docs/CSR%20Statement%20of%20Representation.pdf"> <span class="info">Statement of Representation<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 66KB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/docs/CSR%20SA%20Scoping%20Report%20June%202017.pdf"> <span class="info">Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 6MB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/SiteAllocationMaps/SAP_Submission_Documents_May%202017/Leeds%20Local%20Plan%20Newsletter%20MAY%202017.pdf"> <span class="info">Local Plan Newsletter<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 700KB)</span></a></li></ul> </div> </div></div>
February to March 2018 - consultation on Publication Draft PlanFebruary to March 2018 - consultation on Publication Draft Plan<div class="ExternalClass8896DDA953974289A718774A082E71EE"><p>The public were invited to comment on the publication draft plan between February and March 2018.</p><p>The key policy changes of the plan were: </p><ul class="list list-bullet"><li>Amended Policy SP6 (housing requirement)</li><li>Amended Policy SP7 (housing distribution)</li><li>Amended Policies EN1 and EN2 (new national policy regarding Code for Sustainable Homes) and a consequential change to EN4</li><li>New Policy EN8 (electric vehicle charging infrastructure)</li><li>Amended Policy G4 (greenspace)</li><li>Amended Policy G5 and G6 (city centre greenspace)</li><li>Amended Policy H5 (affordable housing)</li><li>New Policy H9 (Housing Standards for Minimum Space Standards)</li><li>New Policy H10 (accessibility standards for new housing)</li><li>Extending the Plan Period to 2033</li></ul><h3>Publication draft plan supporting documents</h3><p>The following documents support and provide the background evidence for the policies:</p><div class="docList one"><div class="listWebpart"><ul><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Publication%20Draft%20Plan%20Supporting%20Documents/3.Core%20Strategy%20Selective%20Review,%20Publication%20Draft,%20Proposed%20policy%20and%20paragraph%20changes.pdf"><span class="info">Core Strategy Selective Review, Publication Draft, Proposed policy and paragraph changes<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 2.7MB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Publication%20Draft%20Plan%20Supporting%20Documents/4.Core%20Strategy%20Selective%20Review%20Sustainability%20Appraisal%20Non-Technical%20Summary.pdf"><span class="info">Core Strategy Selective Review Sustainability Appraisal Non-Technical<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 1.3MB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Publication%20Draft%20Plan%20Supporting%20Documents/5.Sustainability%20Appraisal%20Draft%20Report%202018.pdf"><span class="info">Sustainability Appraisal Draft Report 2018<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 8.2MB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Publication%20Draft%20Plan%20Supporting%20Documents/6.Report%20of%20Consultation%202018.pdf"><span class="info">Report of Consultation 2018<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 0.8MB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Publication%20Draft%20Plan%20Supporting%20Documents/7.Strategic%20Housing%20Market%20Assessment%202017.pdf"> <span class="info">Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2017<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 4.4MB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Publication%20Draft%20Plan%20Supporting%20Documents/8.Economic%20Viability%20Study%20Update%202018.pdf"><span class="info">Economic Viability Study Update 2018<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 1.7MB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Publication%20Draft%20Plan%20Supporting%20Documents/9.Review%20of%20Implementation%20of%20Green%20Space%20Policy%20G4%202017.pdf"><span class="info">Review of Implementation of Green Space Policy G4, 2017<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 0.8MB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Publication%20Draft%20Plan%20Supporting%20Documents/10.Permitted%20Dwelling%20Size%20Measurement%20Exercise%202017.pdf"><span class="info">Permitted Dwelling Size Measurement Exercise 2017<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 1.4MB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Publication%20Draft%20Plan%20Supporting%20Documents/11.Accessible%20Housing%20Need%20Assessment%202018.pdf"><span class="info">Accessible Housing Need Assessment 2018<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 2.4MB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Publication%20Draft%20Plan%20Supporting%20Documents/12.RIBA%20Case%20for%20Space%202011.pdf"><span class="info">RIBA Case for Space 2011<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 3.5MB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Publication%20Draft%20Plan%20Supporting%20Documents/13.DCLG%20Housing%20Standards%20Review%20–%20Cost%20Impacts,%20EC%20Harris%202014.pdf"><span class="info">DCLG Housing Standards Review – Cost Impacts, EC Harris 2014<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 1.9MB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Publication%20Draft%20Plan%20Supporting%20Documents/14.Review%20of%20Changes%20to%20EN1%20and%20%20EN2%20following%20Written%20Ministerial%20Statement%202015.pdf"><span class="info">Review of Changes to EN1 and EN2 following Written Ministerial Statement 2015<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 0.8MB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Publication%20Draft%20Plan%20Supporting%20Documents/15.Air%20Quality%20Background%20Paper%202018.pdf"><span class="info">Air Quality Background Paper 2018<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 3.4MB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Publication%20Draft%20Plan%20Supporting%20Documents/16.Duty%20to%20Cooperate.%20CSSR%20Publication%20Draft.%20Table%20of%20Impacts%2020188.pdf"><span class="info">Duty to Cooperate. CSSR Publication Draft. Table of Impacts 2018<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 1MB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Publication%20Draft%20Plan%20Supporting%20Documents/17.Statement%20of%20Representations.pdf"><span class="info">Statement of Representations<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 100KB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Publication%20Draft%20Plan%20Supporting%20Documents/Appropriate%20Assessment%20%20Screening.pdf"><span class="info">Appropriate Assessment Screening<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 0.5MB)</span></a></li></ul></div></div></div>
August 2018 - submission of the PlanAugust 2018 - submission of the Plan<div class="ExternalClass21DCB79FC13B40D3B6B7AC01ED31EB10"><p>All comments received during the consultation period were considered. The submission draft Plan was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 9th August 2018, following Full Council resolution in July. </p><p>An independent Inspector has been appointed to examine the Plan for soundness under section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.</p><p>There are a number of technical background documents which accompany the Submission Draft Plan. These are available in the <a href="/Local%20Plans/Core%20Strategy%20Review/Core%20Document%20List.pdf" rel="pdf">Core Document list (PDF 86KB)<span class="sr-only"> External link</span></a></p><p>The Submission Draft documents include:</p><div class="docList one"><div class="listWebpart"><ul><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Core%20Strategy%20Review/CD1-1%20Proposed%20Policy%20and%20Paragraph%20Changes,%20Submission%20Draft%20Plan,%20July%202018.pdf"><span class="info">Submission draft Plan<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 2.53MB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Core%20Strategy%20Review/CD1-4%20Sustainability%20Appraisal,%20Submission%20Draft%20Plan,%20July%202018lr.pdf"><span class="info">Sustainability Appraisal Report <span class="arrow"></span></span> <span class="thirdInfo">(PDF 4MB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Core%20Strategy%20Review/CD1-6%20Habitats%20Regulation%20Screening%20Assessment,%20Submission%20Draft%20Plan,%20July%202018.pdf"> <span class="info">Habitats Regulation Screening Assessment<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 840KB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Core%20Strategy%20Review/CD1-8%20Report%20of%20Consultation.pdf"><span class="info">Report of Consultation<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 6MB)</span></a></li><li class="pdf"> <a href="/Local%20Plans/Core%20Strategy%20Review/CD1-10%20Statement%20of%20representation%20CSSR%20Final.pdf"><span class="info">Submission Statement<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo"> (PDF 62KB)</span></a></li></ul></div></div></div>
February 2019 - examinationFebruary 2019 - examination<div class="ExternalClassCF83B7869AD2488F9EE313093B3E9C03"><div class="text"><p>The examination phase involves a detailed examination of the plan by independent Inspector. The Core Strategy Selective Review was submitted to the Secretary of State on 9 August 2018 and is now at formal examination.</p><p>We are currently awaiting the Inspector’s Report.</p> <p>The Inspector is responsible for conducting the examination of the Core Strategy Selective Review. The Secretary of State has appointed Claire Sherratt DIP URP MRTPI as the Inspector. The Programme Officer for the examination is an impartial officer, and works under the direction of the Inspectors. Helen Wilson is the Programme Officer, and can be contacted by email at <a href="mailto:progofficer@aol.com">progofficer@aol.com</a>, or by phone on 0151 352 3863 or 07879 443035.</p><p>The Inspector's website has <a href="http://www.hwa.uk.com/projects/leeds-core-strategy-selective-review/" rel="external">detailed updates of the examination phase, hearing sessions and all relevant documents</a>.</p><h3>Hearing sessions</h3><p>Holding hearing sessions are an opportunity for the Inspector to clarify or seek additional information on any matters relating to the soundness of the Local Plan. Further rounds of public consultation are then carried out if there are any modifications to the plan following these hearing sessions.</p><p>After the hearing sessions, the Inspector may suggest further modifications. If so, these will need to be consulted on for a minimum of six weeks.</p></div></div>

The Core document list is a library of documents relevant in preparing the Local Plan.

Housing Standards Development Plan

In 2015 the Government published nationally described space standards and introduced new accessibility standards for dwellings as part of the National Housing Standards Review. This review set out optional standards for minimum internal space requirements and accessible housing.

The Housing Standards development plan document the council produced in response to this review sought to introduce internal design standards for minimum size of dwellings and accessible housing. The Plan document was subject to formal public consultation for 6 weeks between 13 June 2016 until 28 July 2016.

The aim of the consultation was to identify key issues facing Leeds and to prepare evidence of need and viability for the Housing Standards Development Plan Document. Details can be found in the Consultation Statement document.

The Housing Standards development plan document has now been combined with the Core Strategy Selective Review.

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