Leeds Site Allocations Plan Examination

Project Description
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.
13 September 2018

Comments received to the Council’s response on the Highway Modelling comments is now available Further modelling comments

3 September 2018

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the new documents are highlighted on Examination Documents List 3 9 2018 

22 August 2018

The Council are currently seeking comments on the Sustainability Appraisal of Identified Sites (HG1 sites).  Further information is available at https://www.leeds.gov.uk/your-council/planning/site-allocations-plan-examination

22 August 2018

The Council have now responded to the comments made to the Transport Modelling (EB9-35 & EB9-36) Council’s response  Those that made comments now have until 10 September to make any comments on the Council’s response.

20 August 2018

17-27 have been added toEX52 - Additional information/work requested from the Council by the Inspectors following the hearing sessions.

13 August 2018

The Inspectors have invited the Council to comment on the comments (COMMENTS TABLE) in response to the Transport Modelling (EB9-35 & EB9-36).  A response within 14 days is requested – Monday 27 August. This will be published on the examination web site.

All other parties who made comments on the Transport Modelling are to be given a further opportunity to consider the comments of the Council and others and make further comments if necessary within 28 days –  10 September.

3 August 2018

The Examination Documents List has been updated, all the latest additions are highlighted on Examination Documents List 3 8 2018

3 August 2018

Mr Green and Mr Chapman have submitted a response to the Statement of Common Ground between between Leeds City Council and Walker Morris LLP on behalf of West Ardsley Development Consortium (STA12) Mr Green & Mr Chapman response

2 August 2018

The Council have issued an Errata to EB9/35 and EB9/36 – Traffic Modelling ERRATA EB9-35 and EB9-36

1 August 2018

The Examination Documents List has been updated Examination Documents List 1 8 2018

1 August 2018

Cheshire East BC v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has been submitted to the Examination by the Council

1 August 2018

The Inspectors invited comments from respondents on EB9-35 & EB9-36 ‘Evaluation Of Mitigation Requirements For Leeds Site Allocations Plan Development In The East Leeds And Garforth Area, which  were submitted by the Council on 28 June 2018. The comments received are now available to download and view COMMENTS TABLE

30 July 2018

Please note that the Aireborough session will start at 09.30 and the Outer South session at 2.30 pm on 31 July.

30 July 2018

The Council have today submitted

Expired HG1 sites within Green Belt

Selected Development Plan Panel Meetings

30 July 2018

The web version of the programme has been updated Programme Stage 2 30 7 2018 web version

30 July 2018

The agenda for the North Leeds session on 2 August has been amended – to avoid any confusion the Inspector has deleted any separate reference to BL-14 and the separate bullets are applicable to all BLs. Stage 2 Matter 7 North Leeds Agenda Thurs 2 August 2018

27 July 2018

The agenda for the Aireborough HMCA has been amended to delete the reference to the Matters and Issues being appended Stage 2 Matter 7 Agenda Tues 31 July 2018 (Aireborough HMCA) 

26 July 2018

Please note that the overflow session for Outer South East will take place at 2pm on Thursday 2 August.

26 July 2018

A Statement of Common Ground between Leeds City Council and Wilton Developments has been issued SoCg Wilton Developments

26 July 2018

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SESSIONS ON WEDNESDAY 1 AUGUST AND THURSDAY 2 AUGUST WILL START AT 9.30 AM

25 July 2018

CDR1/4B.1 has been added to the Core Documents List Core Document List 25 7 18

25 July 2018

The Examination Documents List has been updated Examination Documents List 25 7 2018

24 July 2018

EX51- Updated Infrastructure Background Paper (including IDP) – an amended version has been submitted by the Council

A Statement of Common Ground has been submitted between Leeds City Council and Walker Morris LLP on behalf of West Ardsley Development Consortium STA12

An Update to Appendix 2: Outcomes of re-assessment of UDP Green Belt housing allocations (Revised Submission Draft Background Paper Updated CDR1-4b) has been submitted Amends to CDR1-4b Appendix 2

23 July 2018

Due to an incorrect reference the agenda for the North Leeds session has been re-issued Stage 2 Matter 7 North Leeds Agenda Thurs 2 August 2018 REV

23 July 2018

EX52 - Additional information / work requested from Council by Inspectors following hearing sessions

20 July 2018

The following have been submitted by the Council -

Habitats Regultations Assessment Final

Note on Sustainability Appraisal

Note of Clarification on UDP Site

Note on the Planning History of the East Leeds Extension

Extract from Leeds UDP Inspectors Report 1999 – Chapter 24 Wetherby

CIL Report to Executive Board June 2018

Leeds Inclusive Growth Strategy

Matter 3 Green Belt New GB note for the inspector 20th July

Infrastructure Background Paper Update July 2018  (an amended version is to be submitted)

20 July 2018

The following have been submitted to the Inspectors -

STA11 Statement of Common Ground between Leeds City Council and AECOM (representing M & G Real Estate)

20 July 2018

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the new documents are highlighted on Examination Documents List 20 7 2018

19 July 2018

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the new documents are highlighted on Examination Documents List 19 7 2018

EB14/7 has been added to Evidence Base List 18.07.18

17 July 2018

EB8/15 – SHLAA 2017 has been added to the Evidence Base Evidence Base List 17.07.18

17 July 2018

The Council have submitted the following

Update to HLS Note post SoS July 2018 

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Thorp_Arch_Estate

16 July 2018

The agendas have been issued for the Matter 7 issues

Tuesday 24 July 

Stage 2 Matter 7 CITY Agenda

Stage 2 Matter 7 INNER Agenda

Stage 2 Matter 7 EAST Agenda

Stage 2 Matter 7 OSW Agenda

Wednesday 25 July

Stage 2 Matter 7 OW Agenda

Stage 2 Matter 7 ONW Agenda 

Thursday 26 July

Stage 2 Matter 7 OSE Agenda

Tuesday 31 July

Stage 2 Matter 7  (Aireborough) Agenda 

Stage 2 Matter 7 OS Agenda 

Wednesday 1 August

Stage 2 Matter 7 ONE Agenda

Thursday 2 August

Stage 2 Matter 7 North Leeds Agenda

16 July 2018

The Council have submitted further highways information, arising from Matter 5 – Infrastructure Further Highways Information 

16 July 2018

A letter has been sent to all respondents about a local transport modelling exercise PO Letter 16 7 2018

13  July 2018

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the new documents are highlighted on Examination Documents List 13 7 2018

10 July 2018

The Council have issued an Update on the planning and construction status of Identified sites LCC update 

The People Over Wind Judgement has been added to the Examination Documents List People over wind judgement

9 July 2018

The Council have responded to the Inspectors’ questions on Gypsy and Travellers  Response to Gypsy and Traveller Inspectors Questions 

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the new documents are highlighted on Examination Documents List 9 7 2018

6 July 2018

The Council have today submitted the following Statements of Common Ground

Statement of Common Ground – Historic England 

SoCG signed HG2-124 Stourton Grange Farm South Garforth

Statement of Common Ground HG2-1 New Birks Farm

6 July 2018

The Council have today submitted the following -

LCC email to the Programme Officer

LCC Note on update to housing land supply 6th July

LCC Note on update to housing land supply 6th July – Appendix 1

Housing Land Monitor – Supply Statement Spring 2018

Housing Land Monitor – Supply Statement Spring 2018 – Site Schedule

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3 July 2018

The Examination Documents List has been updated to fix some broken links and to add new documents, which are highlighted on Examination Documents List 3 7 2018

2 July 2018

The Council have today submitted a Note on Revised Habitats Regulations Screening Stage Assessment HRA Screening Determination Clarification Note, June 2018 

2 July 2018

The following agendas and Note have today been issued by the Inspectors

Stage 2 Agenda Mon 9 July 2018

Stage 2 Agenda Tue 10 July 2018

Matter 2 & 2A – Note to Council

Stage 2 Agenda Wed 11 July 2018

Stage 2 Agenda Tue 17 July 2018

Stage 2 Agenda Wed 18 July 2018

29 June 2018

The Council have today submitted -

An update of EX8 (EX8a) to reflect planning permissions granted up to April 2018 and an update of EX9 (EX9b)  Main Modifications to the Revised Submission Plan. These are available on Examination Documents List 29 6 2018

29 June 2018

The following have been added to the Evidence Base List 29.6.18

EB9/35 Evaluation of mitigation requirements for Leeds Site Allocations Plan development in the East Leeds and Garforth area, June 2018
EB9/36 Evaluation of mitigation requirements for Leeds Site Allocations Plan development in the East, excludes broad locations, June 2018

26 June 2018

The Inspectors have today issued further questions to the Council on Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation

26 June 2018

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the updates are highlighted on Examination Documents List 26 6 2018

CDR1/38b has been added to the Core Documents Core Document List 26.06.18 

19 June 2018

In error Outer North West was omitted from the Composite Matters and Issues, this has now been corrected Composite Matters Issues Leeds Revised SAP Rev

18 June 2018

The Examination Documents List has been updated to include all the additional statements  Examination Documents List 18 6 2018

The Inspectors have issued a composite version of the Matters and Issues Composite Matters Issues Leeds Revised SAP

12 June 2018

Further to the Inspectors asking the Council to provide the answer to Question 3 of the Initial Questions and Comments (dated 25 April).  The Council have today provided their response LCC response to Question 3, 12th June 2018

7 June 2018

Following the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation on 25 May, the Draft Hearings Programme is available without the list of participants for each session Draft Programme Stage 2 7 6 2018 web version

7 June 2018

The Inspectors have today asked the Council to provide the answer to Question 3 of the Initial Questions and Comments (dated 25 April). For clarity the question was: If UDP policies remain relevant to such sites is it appropriate to consider proposals against dated policies? The response the Inspectors have had from LCC relates to a different question. A response has been requested by 12 June.

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.

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

The Examination Documents List has been updated, all the latest additions are highlighted on Examination Documents List 3 9 2018 
CDR1/4B.1 has been added to Core Document List 25 7 18
The List has been updated Evidence Base List 02.08.18