As part of the Local Plan, Leeds City Council is undertaking formal public consultation on a new Transport Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The Transport SPD is an amalgamation of four existing Transport Related SPDs: the Street Design Guide, Travel Plans, Parking and Public Transport and Developer Contributions SPDs. In addition, the Transport SPD contains new guidance on a methodology for calculating cumulative impact payments for schemes identified as being required due to growth from the whole plan period. This is the first stage of consultation, a paper was considered by Development Plans Panel on 12th November 2019.
A Climate Emergency was declared by Leeds City Council in March 2019 and this has been reflected in the SPD. The Transport SPD therefore contains guidance on Transport Policy context; street design in new developments, including layout, speed restraint, servicing, footway and cycleway requirements, landscaping and highway tree planting, garages and drives, designing for disabled people, materials and adoption standards; how to produce a travel plan to support a planning application; parking standards for new developments; electric vehicle charging points to supplement policy EN8, requirements for public transport enhancements where accessibility standards are not currently met and requirements for access to existing or provision of new bus stops, bus shelters and real time passenger information; and cumulative impact payments methodology.
From 6 January, you will be able to access the consultation document via the web – www.leeds.gov.uk/Transportspd
. As a preference, the City Council is seeking to encourage representations to be made online, the link therefore provides an opportunity to comment via an online form, which will assist in the processing of comments and efficient use of council resources.
If you wish to make representations on the Transport SPD these must be made online or in writing within the 6 week period between Monday 6 January 2020 until 5pm Monday 17 February 2020.
The public consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 17th February 2020.