We encourage high standards of design, architecture and town planning in the city.
Leeds is a continually changing city. Its buoyant economy in the first few years of the 21st century led to a building boom which has made it all the more important that new development enhances the special character of the city’s heritage.
We recognise that what we build today will be tomorrow’s heritage, and encouraging high quality modern design is as important as ensuring that the best of the past is conserved.
Our Planning Committee meets on a fortnightly basis to review development issues within Leeds. This includes commenting on and influencing planning applications, but also considering wider strategic and policy issues concerning the development of the city – through our work, we interact with architects, developers and Leeds City Council officers, who often present to the committee.