Kirklees Local Plan

Planning Policy Team ( Last updated - March 2014

About the Local Plan

The Kirklees Local Plan (previously known as the Local Development Framework) is the new development plan being produced for Kirklees. This involves working out how many new homes and jobs are needed in the future for the district and allocating land to meet these needs.

The Local Plan will also set out the areas of Kirklees that need protection, including valuable open spaces, areas with high environmental quality and historic value. It will set out the infrastructure needed to make sure that any new developments are sustainable. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) explains what sustainable development means in relation to planning.

The Local Plan will contain a map of the district showing where land has been identified for different uses such as housing, employment and open space. Planning policies will also be set out to make sure that development which comes forward will be sustainable. When the Local Plan is agreed and in place, planning applications will be judged against what it says.

Details of the Local Plan, its timetable and information about how people can get involved is set out below.

Local Plan timetable (Local Development Scheme)

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) is the timetable for the preparation of the Local Plan. It explains what documents are to be produced and when they will reach each stage of production.

Latest information and getting involved

To find out the most recent information about the Local Plan and what opportunities there are to get involved in the Local Plan process, see Local Plan latest information

Join our contact list

To join the Kirklees Local Plan contact list, please send your name and postal or email address to us using the contact details provided below. People on the mailing list are informed of progress and each stage of consultation throughout the Local Plan process to enable them to give their views.

Local Plan documents and supporting information

This section includes the Plan’s different documents and relevant supporting information. It also contains other background information and monitoring information produced by the Planning Policy Group.

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