Local Development Framework

The Local Development Framework (LDF) is the name for the collection of documents that together make up the overall Local Plan for Leeds.

Local Plan Newsletter

The Local Plan Newsletter (PDF 304KB) is for you to be kept informed about the progress on the Local Plan and other policy documents.

The Local Plan

The following documents make up the Local Plan:

  • Natural Resources and Waste Local Plan – Adopted January 2013 (the Minerals Transport section - September 2015). The Plan sets out management of minerals, energy, waste and water over the next 15 years
  • Aire Valley Leeds Area Action Plan – Adopted on 8th November 2017. Provides the planning framework to guide the regeneration of the Lower Aire Valley
  • Site Allocations Plan – in preparation and identifies land where new homes, employment and greenspaces are to be located
  • Unitary Development Plan - forms part of the statutory development plan for the whole of the Leeds district
  • Policies Map for Leeds – formerly known as the Proposals Map this details the extent of relevant LDF policies within the District
  • Community Infrastructure Levy – Adopted on 12 November 2014. Sets out levels of charging to be applied to different types of development in order to fund a variety of infrastructure provision
  • Neighbourhood Plans – in preparation and provide community level frameworks
  • Authority Monitoring Report – reports on the progress of policy implementation on the ground
  • Statement of Community Involvement - specifies how stakeholders and communities are involved
  • The Local Development Scheme sets out details on each of the Local Development Documents. There are also a range of Supplementary Planning Documents which, unlike the Development Plan Documents above, are not Examined by a Planning Inspector (see related pages) and a number of Supplementary Planning Guidance documents retained from the Unitary Development Plan.



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