OakSustainable development, according to the United Nations, is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.  Our National Planning Policy Framework (2012) states at paragraph 6, “The purpose of the planning system is to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development.”  In one form or another, sustainability is the aspiration of the patchwork of local community associations which cover Headingley Neighbourhood.But it’s no secret that the long-term sustainability of our Neighbourhood has been uncertain.  The Census of 2011 showed that two-thirds of our homes are owned by people who are absent.  And two-thirds of our population are people who are transient.

However, in the last decade, residents published Headingley Renaissance, a plan for the neighbourhood’s revival (much if which has been realised).  They also produced Headingley & Hyde Park Neighbourhood Design Statement, to protect our built environment.  And in this time, the transient population has fallen by a fifth.  So our local community associations have seized on Neighbourhood Planning to pursue the renaissance of Headingley.

We have identified the Area which we consider makes up our Neighbourhood.  We have set up a Forum in order to prepare a Plan for the Area.  We aim to involve as many people as possible in the Preparation as we do so.  And we intend to produce a Plan which helps to develop Headingley as a sustainable, inclusive and mixed community.

To keep in touch with our progress, see the posts on our Home page.  Or go to our Contacts page.


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