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Welcome to the Wetherby Neighbourhood Plan website

Since 2013, the Wetherby Neighbourhood Planning Group has been working to formulate a plan, based upon input from the Wetherby community.  The Group consists of 15 members chosen from over 50 volunteers. When complete, the plan will be put to a referendum.


Please see the ‘Consultation’ menu (above) if you’d still like to read the details that were shared when we gathered views about the future of Wetherby.  The consultation was open for 10 weeks until 22 April 2017, but has now closed.  Thank you to all who contributed to this!

What’s a Neighbourhood Plan?

Powers have been devolved to councils and neighbourhoods to give local communities more influence over housing and planning decisions.

Neighbourhood plans will give local communities the chance to produce a binding blueprint for their local area and have a greater say over the design and location of new development.

Neighbourhood  Planning:

  • Should be community led.
  • Should be about development or use of land.
  • Should be prepared by local residents in conjunction with a Parish/ Town Council or a Neighbourhood Forum.
  • The area covered has been specified by the Local Planning Authority, Leeds City Council.
  • Is about how local people want their area to evolve over the next 15 to 20 years.
  • Cannot stop development already allocated or permitted in the Local Plan/UDP; Core Strategy or Site Allocations DPD.
  • Cannot propose less development than that identified in the Local Development Plan.
  • Cannot propose policies contrary to the Council’s Strategic policies or National Policies (NPPF).
  • Cannot propose development which would breach other legal requirements, such as EU Regulations.