New planning policy for Holbeck Urban Village

A six week public consultation begins today on new planning guidance for Holbeck Urban Village, one of Leeds’ most historic and exciting regeneration areas.

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People are being urged to have their say on the draft Holbeck Urban Village Supplementary Planning Document which aims to continue the transformation of Holbeck Urban Village into a great place to live and work.

The new SPD document will reflect important changes to national and local planning policy and current market conditions. If adopted, it will provide crucial information and guidance for planning officials when considering future development proposals for the area.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council’s executive member for regeneration, transport and planning, said:

“Holbeck Urban Village is a key part of the whole redevelopment of the Leeds South Bank, one of the biggest and most exciting development opportunities in Europe.

“Our vision for the Village is to create a vibrant, mixed-use development area, while also protecting its unique historic character.

“We want people to have their say on how this unique area develops and ensure its further regeneration and revitalisation.”

The new HUV Supplementary Planning Document will replace the previous HUV Revised Planning Framework which was agreed in 2006.

The draft SPD extends the previous boundary for the area to include sites south of Sweet Street. These sites are important because of their closeness to Temple Works and their role in connecting Leeds City Centre and the urban village to Holbeck and Beeston.

The new Supplementary Planning Document will also expand on relevant policies within the wider Leeds SPD and inform all development proposals for the area. Once adopted, by law, any decision on an application for development in the area will need to consider the SPD.

People can view the full draft Holbeck Urban Village Supplementary Planning Document at

Public viewings of the SPD are available at the following locations:

  • Development Enquiry Centre, City Development, Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD
  • Round Foundry Media Centre, Foundry Street, Leeds LS11 5QP
  • Leeds Central Library, Municipal Buildings, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 3AB
  • Dewsbury Road One Stop Centre, 190 Dewsbury Road, Leeds, LS11 6PF
  • St Matthews Community Centre, St Matthew’s Street, Leeds LS11 9NR

Community information sessions will take place at the Round Foundry Media Centre, Foundry Street, Leeds LS11 5QP on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 23 March 2016, 9am-1pm
  • Monday 4 April 2016, 12-4pm
  • Thursday 21 April 2016, 9am-1pm