Resource & Research

We intend to build up a library of research, papers, articles and documents useful to communities interested in spatial planning in Wharfedale and Airedale.





Affordable Housing

Government’s Affordable Housing Programme

Letshelpyou -a regional partnership project by all five West Yorkshire local authorities funded by the Department of Work and Pensions. A self-service option for affordable housing in the private rental sector,  as an alternative to reliance on the housing options bidding process for social housing and council managed properties.

Local Plans

Draft Leeds Development Framework

Draft Bradford Development Framework

Details of Leeds’ Strategic housing land availability assessments (SHLAAs)

Details of Bradford’s SHLAAs

Flood ResilienCity Bradford (pdf)

Conservation Areas

Leeds Conservation Area Appraisals including Guiseley, Rawdon, Calverley, Horsforth, Otley, Pool-in Wharfedale,Rothwell and Yeadon

Design Statements

Horsforth Design Statement

Tranmere Park Design Statement

Bramhope Village Design Statement

Green Space Use & Protection

Application for Village Green Status

Fields in Trust

Public Health Framework

Grey Spaces Need Green Spaces – The Case For Investing in Green Infrastructure

Bradford Landscape Character Supplementary Planning Document 2008


National Planning Policy Framework March 2012

Inexpensive Progress – A Framework For Assessing Planning Reform- CPRE,NT et al

Planning Help – planning support website from the CPRE


The Portas Review into the Future of our High Streets

Sustainable Housing Development in Leeds (May 2012) – Dr Rachael Unsworth

Building for Life – CABE publications on Placemaking


WARD A65 Travel Study 2011 – contact

West Yorkshire Local Travel Plans

WARD Networking Meeting Notes

Record of Meeting to Form Rawdon Billing Action Grou

WARD May Networking Meeting