Ledsham Parish Council is consulted by Leeds City Council (the planning authority) on planning applications within the parish. Whilst the Parish Council can make comments on such applications it does not have the legal power to decide as to whether applications are approved or not. That being the role of the planning authority.
More information about planning applications and the planning framework for the district can be found on the Leeds City Council website at https://www.leeds.gov.uk/council/Pages/Planning.aspx.
Community Infrastructure Levy
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge for developers and landowners which is used to support development of local infrastructure. The CIL is charged per square metre on new developments, and applies to new dwellings of any size any development where the internal area of a new building, extension or change of use exceeds 100 square metres.
Ledsham Parish Council is entitled to a share of CIL monies collected by Leeds City Council (15% with a cap of £100 per dwelling). In the 2021-2022 financial year Ledsham Parish Council received £158.62 in CIL monies which can be spent on anything which deals with the demands development places on an area. Each year the Parish Council has to produce a report on how much CIL money it has received and how it has been spent.
The CIL monitoring report of the Parish Council for the financial year ending 31st March 2022.