Neighbourhood Planning Regulation 14 Public Consultation – Aberford Neighbourhood Development Plan

In accordance with Neighbourhood Planning Regulation 14, Aberford and District Parish Council is undertaking a public consultation and would like to invite comments from organisations and individuals on its Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Development Plan.

The public consultation runs from Friday 7th July until Friday 18th August 2017.

Proposed Aberford Neighbourhood Development Plan 

Aberford and District Parish Council has produced a Neighbourhood Development Plan which covers the majority of the parish of Aberford and District, with the exception of the former Sturton Grange Civil Parish area to the south of the M1 motorway.  The Plan contains a vision for Aberford along with a set of aims, planning policies and proposals and community actions to achieve the vision.  The planning policies within the Plan seek to protect the character of Aberford, with policies guiding new development, notably for housing and in the event of the proposed Parlington New Settlement coming to fruition, as well as protection policies relating to the green environment (including local greenspaces), built heritage 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 then adopt the plan which will then become part of the statutory development plan – the Local Plan – for the Leeds District.  Any planning applications submitted within the boundary will be determined in accordance with this plan.  

Aim of this consultation 

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

Availability of Documents 

The proposed Aberford Neighbourhood Development Plan, supporting documents and evidence base that are available from this website can be downloaded by clicking here.

Several evidence base documents are available from external sources. To download a file containing links to these documents, please click here.

Minutes from the NDP meetings are available to download from this website by clicking here.

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

Deposit Locations 

Hard copies of the consultation documents are also available for inspection at the following deposit locations:

The Arabian Horse Public House

Main Street North, Aberford, LS25 3AA

Daily – 10am to 11pm
Jessamine Cottage Surgery

Main Street North, Aberford, LS25 3AA

Monday to Friday – 8.15am to 12.15pm
Aberford Village Hall

Main Street South, Aberford, LS25 3DA

By arrangement – contact 0113 281 2522/07905 766831 for details
Aberford Church of England Primary School

School Lane, Aberford, LS25 3BU

By arrangement – contact 0113 281 3302 for details
Aberford Mobile Library

Hourly stops opposite village hall, St John’s Garth, Arabian Horse, Beech View

Sunday – 11am to 3pm
Pearce Bottomley Architects

Roman Ridge, Main Street, Aberford, LS25 3AW

By arrangement – contact 0113 281 2000 for details

Priory Park, Great North Road, Aberford, LS25 3DF

Monday-Friday – 9am to 6pm
Aberford Interiors

Hicklam House, Bunkers Hill, Aberford, LS25 3DP

Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm

Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm

 In addition, the Parish Council will be holding a public drop-in session on Sunday 23rd July at Aberford Village Hall, from 10am to 1pm. 

How to Comment

The Parish Council welcomes your comments.  Comments should be submitted, preferably using the Survey Monkey questionnaire link below:

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Or by completing a paper questionnaire (available to download by clicking here) and returning to either of the following addresses:


Post: Parish Clerk, Aberford and District Parish Council, 33 Lyndhurst Crescent, Scholes, Leeds, LS15 4BR.

Completed forms may also be handed in at the 23rd July drop-in event.

The deadline for comments is 5pm on Friday 18th August 2017.  The Council cannot accept any late comments.

Further Information

Should you have any further queries about the Aberford Neighbourhood Development Plan please contact the Parish Clerk at or telephone 07719 797072.