Aire Valley Leeds Area Action Plan Adoption

What is the Aire Valley Leeds Area Action Plan (AVL AAP)?

The 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. The area contains over 400 hectares of development land which can help meet Leeds' need for housing and provide new jobs.

Adopted AVL AAP

The AVL AAP was adopted by Leeds City Council on 8th 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 policies which are now replaced by policies contained within the AVL AAP.

The following documents are available:

Please note that the adopted AVLAAP is still being formatted for printing; as such, the document will be updated when this is finalised. However, the text within the document will not change. Documents relating to the preparation of the AVLAAP are available from the related pages link the right of this page.

Aire Valley Leeds AAP Designations (External link)

Further information

If you require any further details on the AVLAAP, please contact us at​​



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