The Kirklees Local Plan was adopted on 27 February 2019. The Local Plan is now the statutory development plan for Kirklees and has superseded the Kirklees Unitary Development Plan. Planning applications must be determined in accordance with the development plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

The Local Plan comprises the strategy and policies document, allocations and designations document and associated policies map showing the allocations and designations. Allocations and designations have been renumbered in the adopted Local Plan. The council have produced a guide to the changes made to site reference numbers in the adopted Local Plan.

Strategy and policies

Kirklees Local Plan strategy and policies - Adopted 27 February 2019

Kirklees Local Plan strategy and policies - Adopted 27 February 2019 (HTML)

Allocations and designations

Kirklees Local Plan allocations and designations - Adopted 27 February 2019

Kirklees Local Plan allocations and designations - Adopted 27 February 2019 (HTML)

Policies map

On the interactive Policies Map below you can find a place of interest using a postcode. To view all Local Plan allocations and designations please ensure all layers are switched on using the legend on the right hand side.

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Previous Local Plan consultations, examination and adoption information

Prior to submitting our Local Plan, there were a number of consultations on the emerging Local Plan. Following the public hearings as part of the examination of the Kirklees Local Plan, the appointed inspectors invited the council to consult on a list of Proposed Modifications (October 2018) which are considered to make the plan sound and/or legally compliant. The council then received the Inspector's report.

You can view all the comments we received using the Kirklees Planning Consultation Portal All of these comments were sent to the relevant Planning Inspector. Details of the adoption process, Inspector's report, examination library and previous formal consultation periods:

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