Planning applications during the Covid Crisis

Horsforth Town Council Planning, Licensing and Traffic Committee are working together during the Covid crisis to discuss and comment on planning applications received by Leeds City Council.

We recommend that Horsforth residents make comments directly on the Leeds City Council Public Access website to ensure that comments reach Leeds City Council by the deadline.

As the Committee is working remotely, the time taken to consider applications, discuss as a committee, and then finalise comments for the Leeds City Council Public Access website is much greater. During this time of crisis, the Committee will endeavour to consider any Horsforth resident's comments that come via the Town Council Office but ask that residents also comment online to ensure their views are noted by Leeds City Council.



Leeds City Council want Leeds residents to give their views on its consulation with the public regarding planning matters . If you want to have your say, you can find more information here


Chair of planning is Cllr Raymond Jones and Vice Chair is Cllr Jude Arbuckle.

Horsforth Town Council carried out a consultation on proposed  housing sites for Horsforth in the summer of 2013.

Since then Leeds City Council has added some key sites to its proposed Site Allocations Plan for Horsforth, for the next 13 year period. Leeds City Council has now identified sites that it believes may be suitable forabout 2000 houses in Horsforth – one third of the proposed allocation for the whole of North Leeds.

The revised draft Site Allocation Plan was presented in January 2015, and Horsforth Town Council wants to hear your views on these extra sites and their impact on Horsforth. Horsforth Town Council is also working on its Neighbourhood Plan, which is strongly related to these sites and will shape how they might be developed, but not the number of them.