Wakefield District Local Plan

The Wakefield District Local Plan (adopted 24 January 2024) is the statutory development plan for the Wakefield District alongside the Walton Neighbourhood Plan in the affected area.

The Local Plan sets out the vision, strategy, development principles and policies to guide development in Wakefield district until 2036. It replaced the previously adopted Local Development Framework.

The Local Plan (including the Policies Map), relevant evidence documents and information relating to the adoption of the plan, are available below.

During the course of publishing the adopted Local Plan, changes have been made to the policy and site reference numbers. Please see the Schedule of Policy Renumbering for amendments.

Local Plan

The Local Plan consists of:

Policies Map

The Policies Map includes:

Key evidence documents

The evidence documents that are relevant include:


Previous consultations, examination and adoption information

Sustainability Appraisal and Adoption

The Local Plan can be viewed in libraries and Wakefield One Customer Access Point as paper copies or by using the public access computers.

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Planning Policy Planning Services Wakefield Council Wakefield One PO Box 700 Wakefield WF1 2EB

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