This report concludes that Leeds City Council has made over- provision of more than 500 dwellings per annum when comparing actual annual housing provision in the Leeds Core Strategy against increase in household projections.
This is a long winded way of saying that the Leeds plan target of 66,000 dwellings is overstated by as much as 9,000 houses over the life of the plan (16 years). WARD (Wharfedale and Airedale Review Development) have been making this point for the last 5 years.
The Local Plans Expert Group (LPEG) (who prepared the report) was established by the Communities Secretary, Greg Clark and the Minister of Housing and Planning, Brandon Lewis MP, in September 2015, with a remit to consider how local plan making can be made more efficient and effective.
Based on the remit of the committee, I suggest that their conclusion for Leeds is that a reduction on overall housing number will contribute to making local plan making more efficient and effective.
See page 11 map and study the green bit where Leeds is.