16 September 2021

Referendum - 2 December 2021

We are anticipating that Leeds City Council will hold a referendum for the adoption of our Neighbourhood Forum Plan on Thursday 2 December 2021 with voting taking place at The Oulton Institute and Woodlesford Methodist Church.

Please note the date and spread the word. After 10 years of effort and consultation with our community we are now in a position to vote for our Plan to ensure it becomes planning law for our local area. This is the final step in the process and we need your support!

Copies of the plan will be made available on our website and in print at a number local venues during November. Further details will be made available during October. Please let you family, friends and neighbours know so that they have the opportunity to see the Plan and vote for its adoption.

2 September 2021

LCC Regulation 18 Decision Statement

The effect of the Decision Statement is to confirm that the Council considers the Plan (subject to modification) meets the Basic Conditions and can proceed to referendum.

It also has the effect of giving the Neighbourhood Plan (as modified) “significant weight” in the determination of planning applications, in accordance with Para 107, Ref ID: 41-107-20200925 of Planning Practice Guidance:

Decision-making: Where the local planning authority has issued a decision statement (as set out under Regulation 18 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012) detailing its intention to send a neighbourhood plan to referendum, that plan can be given significant weight in decision-making, so far as the plan is material to the application.

6 August 2021

Examiner's Report

We are pleased to report that the Neighbourhood Plan has been agreed by the Examiner and will now proceed to a referendum.

View the Examiner's Report

3 May 2021

Draft plan submitted to Examiner

Draft Oulton and Woodlesford Neighbourhood Plan Submitted for Examination

The draft Oulton and Woodlesford Neighbourhood Plan, prepared by Oulton and Woodlesford Neighbourhood Forum, has been submitted for independent examination.

The Plan Proposed

The plan proposal sets out a vision for the future of Oulton and Woodlesford and includes planning policies that will help Leeds City Council to determine planning applications in the neighbourhood area.

The submitted documents can be accessed from the Leeds City Council website: https://www.leeds.gov.uk/planning/planning-policy/neighbourhood-planning/oulton-and-woodlesford-neighbourhood-plan

The submitted documents are:

      -        Draft Oulton and Woodlesford Neighbourhood Plan

-        Neighbourhood Area Map

-        Consultation Statement

-        Consultation Statement Appendices

-        Basic Conditions Statement

-        SEA-HRA Screening Report

-        HRA Screening Report Update


 Other documents supporting the application are:


Other related information can be found here.

16 March 2021

Draft Plan Submitted to LCC for Examination

Draft Oulton and Woodlesford Neighbourhood Plan Submission for Examination

The draft Oulton and Woodlesford Neighbourhood Plan, prepared by Oulton and Woodlesford Neighbourhood Forum, has been submitted to Leeds City Council for independent examination.  It is the Council’s duty to arrange a 6 week publicity of the plan proposal and to organise an independent examination and referendum.


The Plan Proposal

The plan proposal sets out a vision for the future of Oulton and Woodlesford and includes planning policies that will help Leeds City Council to determine planning applications in the neighbourhood area.


Publicity

In accordance with Paragraph 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Oulton and Woodlesford Neighbourhood Forum has submitted the draft Oulton and Woodlesford Neighbourhood Plan along with associated documents to Leeds City Council.  In accordance with Paragraph 16 of the same regulations the Council is now publicising the plan proposal and seeking comments on the contents of the plan. The publicity period is for a period of 6 weeks and runs between Tuesday 16th March and Tuesday 27th April (closing at 5pm).

The submission documents can be accessed from the Leeds City Council website: https://www.leeds.gov.uk/planning/planning-policy/neighbourhood-planning/oulton-and-woodlesford-neighbourhood-plan

The submission documents are:

      -        Draft Oulton and Woodlesford Neighbourhood Plan

-        Neighbourhood Area Map

-        Consultation Statement

-        Consultation Statement Appendices

-        Basic Conditions Statement

-        SEA-HRA Screening Report

-        HRA Screening Report Update

 

How to make comments

If you wish to make comments on the plan, these must be made in writing.  You are encouraged to use the online survey to respond to the consultation: https://surveys.leeds.gov.uk/s/OWReg16/. Alternatively you can respond by email at: npsupport@leeds.gov.uk.

If you would like to discuss the neighbourhood plan over the phone with a member of the LCC Neighbourhood Planning Team, please contact us at npsupport@leeds.gov.uk or 0113 37 87997 to make arrangements.

Representations are to be submitted by Tuesday 27th April (5pm).


Next Steps

Leeds City Council will collate the representations and pass them onto the Independent Examiner who will assess whether the plan proposal meets the Basic Conditions and can proceed to referendum.

Representations may include a request to be notified regarding Leeds City Council’s decision under Regulation 19 (Decision on a plan proposal) to make the submitted neighbourhood development plan for Oulton and Woodlesford.

Please be aware that all comments received will be publicly available on the City Council website.

4 January 2021

January Update

Last year saw the Forum predesignated, our Neighbourhood Plan progress ready publication, LCC being forced to withdraw greenbelt sites from their Site Allocation Plan and significant engagement with proposed development within the forum area.

At this time we would welcome new members to sign up and existing members to let us know of any changes to their email address so we can ensure you receive details of the plan's publication and subsequent progress to adoption. Whether newly resident in the area, existing, working or having business interests in the Forum Area, membership is open and free to all.

We are also seeking applications for positions on the Steering Committee, and for the post of Treasurer. If you would like to know more, apply or otherwise volunteer please do get in touch.

5 October 2020

Steering Committee Meeting 12 Oct 7pm

Our next meeting of the Steering Committee will take place on Monday 12 October at 7pm by telephone conference. If any members or developers have any matters they would like to discuss with the forum, please get in touch to make arrangements to attend the meeting.