Site Allocations Plan - proposed main modifications consultation

Leeds City Council submitted its Leeds Site Allocations Plan (SAP) to the Secretary of State on 5 May 2017. The Leeds Site Allocations Plan is currently the subject of examination by Planning Inspectors Claire Sherratt DIP URP MRTPI and Louise Gibbons BA Hons MRTPI; this has included public hearings which took place in October 2017 and July/August 2018.

Current Consultation

Following the public hearings, the Inspectors have identified that there is a need for Main Modifications in order to ensure that the Site Allocations Plan is sound. On behalf of the Inspectors the council is now inviting representations on whether these Main Modifications will rectify any issues of soundness.

Representations will be submitted to the Planning Inspectors for their consideration. The Inspectors will take these representations into account on whether these proposed Main Modifications will rectify any issues of soundness.

The Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications together with the Sustainability Appraisal (Addendum 3) will be available for a period of 6 weeks commencing Monday 21 January 2019.

Consultation documents

Note: Changes to the Schedule of Main Modifications and the Sustainability Appraisal Addendum 3 were published on the 4 February 2019

Representations should be confined to the Proposed Main Modifications, the Sustainability Appraisal (Addendum 3) only and not seek to raise wider concerns about the Site Allocations Plan.

The Main Modifications relate to Submission Draft Plan (May 2017) which you can access on the Submission draft plan webpage.

Submitting your representations

Please send us your representations by email or post using the response form.



FAO Programme Officer
SAP Proposed Main Modifications
Policy & Plans Group
Merrion House
110 Merrion Centre
Leeds, LS2 8BB

This consultation runs from Monday 21 January 2019 until Monday 4 March 2019. Consultation responses should be received no later than 5pm on 4 March 2019.

Additional modifications update February 2019

This is an update to the first version of the Additional Modifications published in January 2019 - Updated Additional Modifications (PDF 7.8MB).  It is updated to reflect additional consequential changes listed within the document. These changes are for clarity purposes only and are not subject to consultation.

Next Steps

All representations received during the consultation period will be sent to the Planning Inspectorate, to be examined by the appointed Planning Inspectors. The Inspectors already have copies of all previous representations made at the earlier consultation stages. The Site Allocations Plan remains at Examination by Planning Inspectors.