Leeds Site Allocations Plan Examination

Project Description

Further information on the Leeds Site Allocation Plan is available on the Council’s website at http://www.leeds.gov.uk/council/Pages/Site-Allocations-Plan-Submission-Draft.aspx

Claire Sherratt DIP URP MRTPI has been appointed as the Inspector to conduct the Examination. Inspector Louise Gibbons BA Hons MRTPI has been appointed to assist.
Helen Wilson is the Programme Officer. Helen is impartial and will work under the direction of the Inspector, she can be contacted at progofficer@aol.com  or on 0151 352 3863 or 07879 443035.
8 May 2018

The Council have responded to the Inspectors’ initial questions and comments on the Revised Submission LCC response 

8 May 2018

The Matters and Issues are now available Revised Submission Matters and Issues

The Draft Programme for the hearing sessions is now available Draft Programme Stage 2 

3 May 2018

The Inspectors have issued a Quick Reference Guidance Note and Guidance Note for the Revised Submission Draft Plan

Quick reference Guidance Note 

Guidance Note for Rev SAP

Please note that the Hearings Programme and Matters and Issues are to follow.

1 May 2018

CDR1/4b.1 has been added to the Core Documents List Core Document List 1 5 18

27 April 2018

Some minor amendments have been made to the Examination Documents List Examination Documents List 27 4 2018

25 April 2018

The Inspectors have issued their initial questions and comments to the Council on the Revised Submission Site Allocations Plan Initial Questions and Comments

17 April 2018

The Core Documents List has been updated Core Document List 10.04.18 

4 April 2018

On 23 March the Council wrote to the Planning Inspectorate and submitted their Revised Site Allocations Plan, the letter includes a list of the submission documents, with electronic links to those documents Revised Submission letter to PINS  and Notice of Revised Submission

12 February 2018

The Inquiry Documents List has been updated to reflect the documents recently submitted  Examination Documents List 12 2 2018

The Council have submitted a further response to actions arising from the Stage 1 hearings Actions from Stage 1 hearings 9th Feb 2018

A Statement of Common Ground has been issued between the Council and Headingley Land Developments/the Diocese of Leeds in response to Action 9a, Hearing Day  G1718 Shire View signed SOCG

A revised Statement of Common Ground between the Council and Capitol Park J28 M62 Ltd has been issued Revised Signed SOCG

31 January 2018

The Council have responded to the Inspectors’ request for further information regarding policy EG3 EG3 -Response to Inspectors Note – Jan 2018

17 January 2018

The Inspectors have requested further information from the Council regarding policy EG3  Policy EG3 Jan 2018 

17 January 2018

The Council is currently consulting on Revised Submission Draft Amendments to the Site Allocations Plan (SAP).  The Council’s website contains all the relevant details of the consultation: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/council/Pages/Site-Allocations-Plan-Revised-Submission-Draft.aspx   Please do not send responses directly to the Programme Officer or examination email address.  They must be sent to the Council via the website address given or email sap@leeds.gov.uk

The consultation is from 15th January to 26th February (5pm), on the specific amendments to the Site Allocations Plan (SAP) only (Summary Schedule of Amendments by HMCA).

The amendments affect sites in all Housing Market Characteristic Areas (HMCAs) except for the City Centre and Inner HMCAs and change some allocations for housing sites and safeguarded land sites.  These were previously proposed to be removed from the Green Belt and are now proposed to remain in the Green Belt as “Broad Locations”.

  • 43 sites in total are proposed as “Broad Locations”;-  33 previous housing allocations and 10 previous safeguarded land sites.
  • In addition, all other housing allocations are now proposed to be in Phase 1 for development (Phases 2 and 3 are deleted).

Sites that are ‘Broad locations’ will remain in the Green Belt until a future SAP review.  Once a future housing requirement and government guidance have been confirmed, the SAP can be reviewed and sites that are Broad Locations can be released if needed for housing, or retained as Green Belt with the Broad Location designation removed.

Why are the Council consulting on amendments now?

The Inspectors agreed to the Council carrying out further work to consider the implications of future housing growth in the light of changed evidence.  A Government consultation on housing needs suggests a lower housing requirement for Leeds.  The SAP is being assessed against an Adopted Core Strategy figure of 70,000 homes.   The Core Strategy Selective Review which will set a revised future housing requirement is a separate process which is advancing and consultation will be held on a draft plan in February – several regulatory steps behind the SAP.

The Inspectors agreed to this further work being carried out before Stage 2 hearings on Housing and all other outstanding matters are held (due to commence in July 2018).  The Council will consider all comments made and whether any further changes should be made to the Plan to ensure it remains ‘sound’.  All representations received will be sent to the Inspectors in advance of the Stage 2 hearings.

The SAP remains at Examination and Stage 1 public hearing sessions were held in October 2017 on employment, retail, green space and Gypsy & Traveller matters.

Summary Schedule of Amendments Jan 2018

Site Allocations Plan Revised Submission Draft

LetterSAP Representation Procedure Jan 2018

22 December 2017

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the new documents are highlighted on Examination Documents List 22 12 2017

15 December 2017

The Council have issued a response to the Inspectors’ Note on EG3   Response to Inspectors’ Note

14 December 2017

The Council have issued a response to the Actions from Stage 1 Hearings Action from Stage 1 Hearings

5 December 2017

The Council have confirmed that they will be submitting  their initial responses to selected action points from the list of actions arising from Days 1-4 of the Stage 1 hearings in the week commencing 11th December, with the remaining responses to actions by 9th February 2018.

23 November 2017

The Inspectors’ have issued a note to the Council on Policy EG3

7 November 2017

The following are now available

A Note from the Inspectors following Stage 1  Inspectors’ Note 

The list of actions arising from Day 1  24 October 2017

The list of actions arising from Day 2  25 October 2017

The list of actions arising from Day 3  26 October 2017

The list of actions arising from Day 4  27 October 2017

27 October 2017

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the new documents are highlighted on Examination Documents List 27 10 2017

25 October 2017

The order in which the HMCAs will be discussed at the Examination on Thursday 26 October has been amended, this is set out in Revised programme 25 10 2017 

24 October 2017

The Stage 1 hearings started today. The Council made an Opening Statement

The Programme for Stage 1 has been updated Stage 1 PROGRAMME 24 10 2017

The Evidence Base has been updated Evidence Base List 

18 October 2017

The Stage 1 Programme has been updated (changes to participants only) Stage 1 PROGRAMME 18 10 2017 

17 October 2017

CD1-38a has been added to the Core Documents list as a correction to add proforma missing from CD1-38 relating to EG2-19 CD1/38a

A Statement of Common Ground between Leeds City Council and Spawforths on behalf of Capitol Park J28 M62 Ltd has been issued Signed SoCG

The agenda for Friday 27 October is now available Agenda 27 October

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the new documents are highlighted on  Examination Documents List 17 10 2017  

11 October 2017

The programme for Stage 1, which will commence on 24 October is now available Stage 1 Programme

The agendas for Tuesday 24 October – Thursday 26 October are now available

Agenda 24 October 

Agenda 25 October 

Agenda 26 October

The agenda for Friday 27 October will be available shortly.

5 October 2017

The Inspectors have issued Supplementary Guidance Notes Supplementary Guidance Note (Stage 1)

3 October 2017

For the avoidance of doubt there will be no hearing sessions in the weeks of 9 and 16 October.

The Examination Documents List has been updated and the new documents are highlighted on Examination Documents List 3 10 2017

2 October 2017

The Council have submitted the following documents to the Inspectors

Letter to Inspectors 29th September

Formal Note for the Inspectors 29th September

The Inspectors have issued the following in response

Inspector’s response to Leeds

26 September 2017

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the new documents are highlighted Examination Documents List 26 9 2107

18 September 2017

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the new documents are highlighted Examination Documents List 18 9 2107

15 September 2017

The Examination Programme has been updated, the main changes are highlighted on Leeds SAP – Programme Draft 15 9 17

14 September 2017

The Examination Documents List has been updated as follows

M6/53 – correct statement uploaded (previously statement for M5)
M2/83 and M7/143 added as not included in previous version

Examination Documents List 14 9 2107

13 September 2017

The Council have submitted an update to sites with planning permission as at 1 April 2017 Update of Planning Permission at 1st April 2017

The Council have produced a schedule of proposed further modifications to the Plan Proposed Further Modifications 12th Sept 2017

8 September 2017

The Council have today submitted their response to the Inspectors’ further questions regarding the selective review of the Core Strategy Response  8th September

6 September 2017

The Council have produced a note on HS2 and the potential effect on sites Note on HS2 and potential effect on sites

The Council have updated the Evidence Base List Evidence Base List 05.9.17 

5 September 2017

The Examination Hearings Programme has been updated.  Please note that due to the high number of participants, it has been necessary to change the dates of some sessions to fit with availability of the larger venue. It may still be necessary to split some sessions to facilitate a manageable ‘round table’ discussion.  One seat per representor / group / company will be allocated around the discussion table. Leeds SAP – Programme 04 9

The Examination Documents List has been updated to include all the submissions for the hearing sessions Examination Documents List 4 9 2107

31 August 2017

The Inspectors have Published an updated Programme that includes a list of those that have indicated to the Programme Officer that they wish to participate in the hearing sessions.  It remains a Working Draft document at this stage.  The Inspector’s Guidance Note  http://www.hwa.uk.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/LEEDS-Guidance-Note-Final-REV2-14.8.17.pdf  confirms that normally, only those who have previously made representations that seek a change to the plan are entitled to participate in the hearing sessions.  Your participation should therefore be in relation to the change you have requested only.

Please check that you appear on the list of participants under the Matter(s) you consider to be relevant to your representation seeking a change to the p

Should there be any doubt about your entitlement to participate in any particular session then you will be contacted prior to the commencement of the Hearings.

Please note that it may be necessary to hold more than one session on some Matters to enable a round-table discussion.  The Programme will be updated as necessary. Leeds SAP – Programme Draft 30 8

 28 August 2017

The Inspectors have raised further questions with the Council regarding the selective review of the Core Strategy Further Questions to the Council

The Council have updated the Evidence Base List  Evidence Base List 24.8.17

23 August 2017

The Core Documents List has been updated Core Document List 08 17

13 August 2017

Please note: The Inspectors have amended paragraph 3.8 of the Guidance Notes, the addition is highlighted on LEEDS Guidance Note Final REV2 14.8.17

Please note: In the Matters and Issues the Inspector refers to the Leeds SHLAA (CD7) in Matter 2 – Q3. This was an error and it should read Evidence Base Document EB8/4 (Appendix 1). The amended version of the Matters and Issues are available Here

9 August 2017 

On 7 August the Council submitted their response to the Inspectors’ further questions Response to the Inspectors’ Further Questions 

The Examination documents list has been updated Examination Docs List 9 8 17

8 August 2017

The Inspectors have issued the initial draft of the hearings programme Draft Programme

3 August 2017

The current Examination Documents List is available Examination Documents List 3 8 17 

31 July 2017

The Inspector have published their Matters and Issues

The Inspectors have issued more questions to the Council Further Questions to the Council – sites 

21 July 2017

For clarity paragraph 3.2 of the Inspectors’ Guidance Note has been amended. The revised version of the Note is now available LEEDS Guidance Note Final REV 21.7.17

18 July 2017

The Inspectors have issued a Guidance Note, which is available HERE

30 June 2017

The Council have provided the Inspectors with Supplementary Update on Housing Densities 

29 June 2017

The Council have responded to the Inspectors’  initial comments and questions

LCC response to Inspectors Initial Questions 26.06.17

Effects of air pollution 2016 research for Natural England

5 June 2017

The Inspectors have today issued their initial comments and questions to the Council Initial comments & questions to Council 5 6 2017

Some minor amendments have been made to the Examination Documents List Examination Documents List 27 4 2018
CDR1/4b.1 has been added to the Core Documents List Core Document List 1 5 18
The Evidence Base has been updated Evidence Base List