Development Plan Panel - Tuesday, 16th July, 2024 1.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR. View directions

Contact: Toby Russell, 0113 3786980 

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Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 of the Access to Information Rules (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded)


(*In accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting)


Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.


2  To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.


3  If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-


  RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information, as follows:


Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration.


(The special circumstance shall be specified in the minutes).


Declaration of Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence and notification of substitutes.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 276 KB

To receive and consider the attached minutes of the previous meeting held on the 30th of January 2024.


Update Report on the Local Plan Update: Your City, Your Neighbourhood, Your Planet pdf icon PDF 422 KB

The report of the Chief Planning Officer provides Members of Development Plan Panel with an update on the ‘Local Plan Update – Your Neighbourhood, Your City, Your Planet’, following an interim update given in January 2024 after the close of consultation on Pre-Submission Changes on the 11th December 2023.  This plan has the objective of supporting the Council’s Best City Ambition Net Zero Pillar through a range of policies including around design, placemaking, flood risk, green and blue infrastructure, biodiversity and net zero carbon buildings.

Additional documents:


Progress update for Leeds Local Plan 2040 pdf icon PDF 673 KB

The report of the Chief Planning Officer provides a progress update for Leeds Local Plan 2040 (LLP2040). This will update planning policies relating to the overall strategy for development across Leeds up to 2040, including the amount, type and location of housing, economic, minerals and waste development needed; the approach to the City Centre and local centres; transport and connectivity; and set standards and criteria against which planning applications can be assessed. This paper provides a summary of the key themes and issues emerging from the consultation that was undertaken on the scope of this Plan in early 2023, and the evidence base that has since been and is still being developed to underpin the Plan. It outlines the intention to take an area-based approach as the starting point for planning for housing development that meets local needs in different parts of the District. It also outlines the approach to considering and assessing specific sites, and the next steps leading up to consultation on the ‘issues’ and ‘options’ for the Plan intended to take place in November 2024.



Leeds Local Plan Authority Monitoring Report 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 366 KB

The report of the Chief Planning Officer details that the purpose of Authority Monitoring Reports (AMRs) is to report on the performance of specific planning policies, summarise progress on the Local Plan against milestones set out in the Local Development Scheme (LDS), and provide up-to-date information on the implementation of neighbourhood plans.


Additional documents:


Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note the date and time of the next meeting as the 17th of September 2024, at 1:30pm.

Third Party Recording


Recording of this meeting is allowed to enable those not present to see or hear the proceedings either as they take place (or later) and to enable the reporting of those proceedings.  A copy of the recording protocol is available from the contacts named on the front of this agenda.


Use of Recordings by Third Parties– code of practice


a)  Any published recording should be accompanied by a statement of when and where the recording was made, the context of the discussion that took place, and a clear identification of the main speakers and their role or title.

b)  Those making recordings must not edit the recording in a way that could lead to misinterpretation or misrepresentation of the proceedings or comments made by attendees.  In particular there should be no internal editing of published extracts; recordings may start at any point and end at any point but the material between those points must be complete.

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