Horsforth Neighbourhood Plan

Welcome to the website pages for Horsforth’s Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Planning Regulation 14 Public Consultation –

Horsforth Neighbourhood Plan

In accordance with Neighbourhood Planning Regulation 14, Horsforth Town Council has undertaken a public consultation and invited comments from organisations and individuals on its Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan.

The public consultation ran from Friday 26th October until Friday 7th December 2018.

Proposed Horsforth Neighbourhood Plan

Horsforth Town Council has produced a Neighbourhood Plan which covers the whole of the civil parish of Horsforth, together with a small adjacent area of Cookridge ward to the east. The plan contains a vision for Horsforth along with a set of objectives, planning policies and proposals and community actions to achieve the vision. The planning policies within the plan seek to protect the character and meet the needs of Horsforth, with policies guiding new development, notably for housing, shopping, Leeds Trinity University, and traffic and transport and travel, as well as protection and enhancement policies relating to the green environment (including Local Green Spaces), the built environment and community facilities.

Following this consultation, the plan will be amended and then submitted to Leeds City Council, as required, for a further Regulation 16 consultation and independent examination. The plan, if successful at examination, will then proceed to a local referendum. If the plan receives a majority vote the city council will adopt the plan which will then become part of the statutory development plan – the Local Plan - for Leeds. Any planning applications submitted within the boundary will be determined in accordance with this plan.

Aim of this consultation

This consultation seeks your views on the content of the proposed Horsforth Neighbourhood Plan, together with the supporting Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) Screening Report.

Availability of Documents

The proposed Horsforth Neighbourhood Plan, supporting documents and evidence base can be viewed by following the tabs and links available in this website. Main tabs are to the left of this text.

Governance – This section includes the request to Leeds City Council to form a Neighbourhood Plan, and the designation of that and the Neighbourhood Plan Area.

Meeting Minutes – This section includes links to the Minutes of Horsforth Town Council’s Planning Committee Neighbourhood Plan Working Group. Minutes of the Planning Committee are available from the Town Council office by request.

Consultation – This section lists the previous and current consultations and the details of those. The current consultation documents can be found under the heading. “Regulation 14 Consultation”.

Evidence Base – This section contains the full Statement of Consultation, all the individual consultation information, responses and analysis. There is also a list with links to Leeds City Council Government and other document which form further evidence for the plan.

The plan and screening report may also be viewed on Leeds City Council’s website at: -


Deposit Locations

Hard copies of the consultation document, including proposals map, are also available for inspection at the following locations: -

Horsforth Town Council Offices

Mechanics Institute, Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5BL

Tuesday to Thursday 9:30am - 12:30pm

Horsforth Library

Mechanics Institute, Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5BL

Normal opening hours

Horsforth Village Museum

5 The Green, Horsforth Leeds, LS18 5JB

Saturday 10am – 12 noon

In addition, the Town Council will be holding a public drop-in session during November 2018, the date and venue of which will be published on the Town Council’s website.

How to Comment

The Town Council welcomes your comments. Comments should be submitted, preferably electronically, using the following questionnaire link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HTC_NP

or by downloading. printing and completing a hard copy of the questionnaire (available by clicking here) which may be returned using the pre-paid return facility. Questionnaires will also be available at deposit points and the drop-in event and can also be returned by sending to either of the following addresses: -

Email: clerk@horsforthtowncouncil.gov.uk

Post: Horsforth Town Council, Mechanics Institute, Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5BL.

Completed forms may also be handed in at the drop-in event, or to the Town Council Office post box.

The deadline for comments is 5pm on Friday 7th December 2018. The council cannot accept any late comments.

Further Information

Should you have any further queries about the Horsforth Neighbourhood Plan please contact the Town Council at clerk@horsforthtowncouncil.gov.uk or telephone 0113 258 0988.