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October 2017

Wakefield District Local Plan 2036 - Early Engagement Consultation

Wakefield Council is starting to think about preparing a new Local Plan to guide the future growth of Wakefield District up to 2036. The Early Engagement document considers the key issues facing the district and proposes some development options for growth and where new development should take place. This is the first opportunity for you to be involved and shape the future of Wakefield. The consultation will take place for six weeks from Thursday 26 October to Wednesday 6 December 2017.

Statement of Community Involvement

Following consultations earlier this year the Council has now prepared a new Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). The SCI explains how we will engage with people and organisations when preparing Local Plans and Supplementary Planning Documents, considering planning applications, working with communities on Neighbourhood Plans, and updating the Community Infrastructure Levy.

The Statement of Community Involvement was considered by Cabinet on 10 October and is due to be considered for adoption and publication by the Council on 22 November 2017. 

September 2017

Design Guides

Integreat PLUS are preparing two design guide supplementary planning documents on behalf of the Council to improve the design of proposals across the district. They will form part of the Local Development Framework when they are adopted.

Consultation on the revised consultation draft Residential Design Guide Part 1 and Implementation Plan is open from 14 September to 5pm on 11 October 2017. Part 2 is not subject to any further consultation. The Urban Design Framework is close to adoption.

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June 2017

Draft Statement of Community Involvement

The Council is preparing a new Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). The SCI explains how we will engage with people and organisations when preparing Local Plans and Supplementary Planning Documents, considering planning applications, working with communities on Neighbourhood Plans, and updating the Community Infrastructure Levy.

We are undertaking consultation on the Draft SCI to find out your views about it. The Draft SCI is available to inspect and comment on from Thursday 22 June to Wednesday 2 August 2017.

For further information and to view and download the Draft SCI document or comment form see SCI 2017

January 2017

Local Plans

The Leisure Recreation and Open Space Local Plan and Retail and Town Centre Local Plan were adopted by the Council on 18 January 2017. The Local Plans are available to view and download on the web pages below:

April 2016

Walton Neighbourhood Plan

Walton Neighbourhood Development Plan was formally adopted (made) by Wakefield Council on 13 April 2016. 

The Plan now forms part of the district's Development Plan and will be taken in to consideration when determining planning applications within the parish of Walton.

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Council approved the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule on 20 January 2016. The charges have been implemented from 1 April 2016.

How to get involved in shaping the Local Plan

Register your details on our contacts database and we will email or post information to everyone who is registered. Commenting online is the preferred method for all consultation. Documents subject to consultation can be viewed using the LDF Online Consultation.

Local Plan Documents

The other pages in this section provide information about the process of preparing and updating the Local Plan:

The Council has adopted a series of planning guidance documents to supplement policies in the Local Plan.

Archive Documents

UDP Policies

Wakefield Development Plan Policies

Guide to the Wakefield Local Development Framework

UDP Inspector's Report

Contact us

Spatial Policy Group

Planning Services
Wakefield Council
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PO Box 700
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

01924 306417 / 306495