Horsforth Neighbourhood Plan
Policy Intentions Document
Horsforth Town Council have published their consultation on the Policy Intentions Document for the Neighbourhood Plan that is in preparation for Horsforth.
All Horsforth LS18 homes will be delivered shortly with a notification
relating to the Policy Intentions Document.
Copies of the Policy Intentions Document can be viewed (but not taken away) at the Library (during normal opening hours) and from the Town Council office (between 10 am and 12 noon, Monday to Friday inclusive).
Please take time to read the Policy Intentions Document and then give us your feedback on the form provided.
About the Horsforth Neighbourhood Plan
The Planning Committee is in the middle of the consultation period for the Horsforth Neighbourhood Plan and is working with Leeds City Council Planning Department to enable this to happen. The adoption of a Neighbourhood Plan will, within national and local guidelines, allow Horsforth to have a greater say in any future planning proposals, for the township. The plan will provide future developers with an outline of where and how new areas can be developed for homes, shops, business premises, and other matters of interest. A Neighbourhood Plan will allow the local community to have their say on those schemes that they would like to see go ahead.
In 2011 the Government introduced planning changes that give local communities new rights to shape and plan their neighbourhood.
These neighbourhood plans can be used to set out the ways in which land can be used, but they must be “pro development”. Neighbourhood plans cannot be used to stop developments already permitted, or to have a smaller number of developments than those wanted by Leeds City Council. The Neighbourhood Plan has to work with the plans put forward by the Leeds Core Strategy. However we can say where we would want these developments to go, and what the buildings should look like, as well as shops and other business premises.
The Neighbourhood Plan will focus on meeting local needs and so that putting it together
will need the help of everyone in Horsforth, to decide on those things that are important
Horsforth Town Council carried out a consultation on proposed housing sites for Horsforth in the summer of 2013.
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. The Town Council has therefore sent this questionnaire to every household in Horsforth. Responses to this consultation will help the Council to fully understand and represent our community’s views and be used to shape the Neighbourhood Plan for Horsforth. It would be really helpful to us if you could complete and return this questionnaire before 30th September 2015.
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.
If you have any comments on the proposed plan please email email@example.com or write to Neighbourhood Planning Team, City Development, Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD marked "Designation of Neighbourhood Areas".