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Local Developments

Local housing and planning policy, including HMOs, is the responsibility of Leeds City Council. Each member of the Executive Board of the Council has a particular remit. Since the new administration in July 2010, following the Local Election, housing is in the Portfolio for Neighbourhoods & Housing, held by Cllr Peter Gruen, and planning is in Development & Regeneration, under Cllr Richard Lewis. Both may be contacted at the Civic Hall, Leeds LS1 1UR, tel 234 8080.

09 July 1987 LCC HMO Priority Areas adopted at Hyde Park Terrace and the Moorlands
   
01 Oct 1991 LCC Moorlands HMO Registration Scheme adopted
   
May 1992 LCC, Unitary Development Plan, Draft for Consultation
   
30 May 1998 Headingley Against Landlordism (HeAL) founded
   
03 Mar 1999 LCC Moorlands HMO Registration Scheme lapsed
   
June 1999 HeAL Headingley in Crisis: a survey of the views of long-term residents
   
12 Oct 1999 SHCA Headingley, heading where? public meeting & Ten-Point Plan
   
24 Feb 2000 Leeds HMO Lobby founded
   
07 Mar 2000 LCC HMO Working Group, first public meeting
   
17 Mar 2000 LCC Dept Planning Consultation Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance: Housing in Multiple Occupation
   
June 2000 KVCA Kirkstall Valley Sustainable Development Plan
   
June 2000 University of Leeds Community Strategy
   
24 October 2000 Angelique Chrisafis, 'Two square miles of housing hell' The Guardian 24 October 2000
   
05 Dec 2000 LCC Private Rented Sector Strategic Working Group, first meeting
   
22 Feb 2001 Leeds NW (& HMO Lobby), meeting with Minister, Nick Raynsford MP
   
26 Feb 2001 LCC Student Housing Project Group, first meeting
   
28 Feb 2001 LCC White Paper Shared Housing in Leeds
   
21 June 2001 LCC HMO Working Group, last meeting
   
01 Aug 2001 LCC Unitary Development Plan adopted
   
19 June 2001 LCC Headingley, Kirkstall & Weetwood CIT Community Plan 2001/2002
   
17 Jan 2002 LCC Report Privately Rented Shared Housing endorsed by PRS SWG
   
23 Jan 2002 LCC Student Housing Project Group, first meeting with new remit to implement Shared Housing Action Plan
   
Jan 2002 LCC Housing Strategy Update 2001/2 - 2005/6
   
15 Feb 2002 Leeds NW (& HMO Lobby), meeting the Minister, Lord Falconer
   
19 Mar 2002 LCC HKW CIT endorsed SHAPE
   
May 2002 Darren Smith Processes of Studentification in Leeds Report to University of Leeds
   
11 July 2002 LCC SHPG resolved to establish Task Groups, to implement Action Plan
   
21 July 2002 Paul Harris & Tracy McVeigh 'Student takeover alarms cities' The Observer 21 July 2002
   
30 July 2002 LCC HKW CIT resolved to establish three Task Groups: Headingley Planning Group, Town Centre Strategy Group, Community & HE Forum
   
July 2002 LCC Leeds Housing Strategy 2002/3 - 2006/7
   
04 December 2002 Carol Midgley 'Hell of residence' The Times 04 December 2002
   
December 2002 LCC UDP Review outline proposals for consultation
   
24 January 2003 LCC HKW CIT Town Centre Partnership inaugural meeting
   
14 March 2003 University of Leeds Draft Housing Strategy Consultation Document
   
24 April 2003 LCC HKW CIT Community & HE Forum inaugural meeting
   
24 June 2003 LCC UDP Review First Deposit
   
22 August 2003 Alison Utley, 'Town and Gown: speaking their language' Times Higher Education Supplement 22 August 2003
   
06 September 2003 Michael McCarthy, 'Growing army of undergraduates transforms run-down urban areas for better and worse' Independent 6 September 2003
   
29 September 2003 Leeds HMO Lobby, Meeting Leeds Met
   
01 October 2003 LCC HKW CIT Planning Group inaugural meeting
   
20 October 2003 Leeds HMO Lobby, Meeting the Council Leaders
   
10 November 2003 Leeds HMO Lobby, Meeting the Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Leeds
   
12 January 2004 LCC HKW CIT ASHORE Amenity Audit launched
   
03 February 2004 LCC UDP Review Revised Deposit
   
23 March 2004 University of Leeds Housing Strategy
   
06 April 2004 LCC Student Housing Project Group, last meeting
   
22 May 2004 'The new blacks' The Economist, vol 371, no 8376 (22 May 2004) p32
  Laura Clark, 'Student "ghettos turn suburbs into slums" ', Daily Mail, 22 May 2004, p47
   
09 June 2004 Andy Johnson, 'Students in Headingley' BBC3 News, 9 June 2004
   
6 July 2004 LCC UDP Review Public Inquiry begins
   
10 July 2004 Darshna Soni, 'Student Exclusion Zone' Channel 4 News, 10 July 2004
   
02 August 2004 Leeds HMO Lobby, Meeting the Council Leaders
   
07 & 09 September 2004 LCC UDP Review Round Table Session on Student Housing
   
02 October 2004 Martin Wainwright, 'Border controls for student Shangri-la' The Guardian No 49163 (2 October 2004) p12
   
18 October 2004 Morland Sanders, 'The Undergraduates from Hell' Inside Out, BBC1 (Yorkshire), 18 October 2004
   
21 October 2004 Lucy Hodges, 'Students no longer welcome' The Independent: Education & Careers [supplement] (21 October 2004) pp6-7
   
22 October 2004 Unipol Students, Housing & Community conference, Morley Town Hall
   
03 November 2004 Martin Stott, 'Students in Headingley' You & Yours BBC Radio 4, 3 November 2004
   
28 November 2004 Karen Atkinson, 'Books, Bars and Bother' Julian Worricker and 5 Live Report, BBC Radio 5 Live, 28 November 2004
   
21 December 2004 Leeds HMO Lobby, Meeting the VCs
   
15 March 2005 Libby Purves, 'Student Lodgings' The Learning Curve BBC Radio 4, 15 March 2005
   
06 April 2005 LCC Student Housing Project Group, last meeting
   
07 April 2005 LCC NW (Inner) Area Committee, policy on Additional HMO Licensing in ASHORE adopted
   
08 May 2005 Ben Flanagan, 'Does anyone get to sleep around here?' The Observer: Cash [supplement], 8 May 2006, p16
   
12 June 2005 Len Tingle, 'A Suburb of the University' The Politics Show, BBC1 (Yorkshire), 12 June 2005
   
June 2005 LCC LDF Local Development Scheme June 2005
   
15 August 2005 Leeds HMO Lobby, Meeting the Council Leaders
   
13 September 2005 Leeds HMO Lobby, Meeting the Minister, David Miliband MP (at Leeds Core City Summit)
   
17 September 2005 Headingley Development Trust launched
   

24 September 2005

Simon Hoggart, 'Diary', The Guardian (24 September 2005) p12
   
30 September 2005 Joey Gardiner, 'Housing Studies' Regeneration & Renewal 30 September 2005, pp20-21
   
16 November 2005 Martin Wainwright, 'Locals claim slice of student paradise' Guardian 16 November 2005
   
18 November 2005 [Ben Walker] 'Renaissance plan for student central' Regeneration & Renewal 18 November 2005, p10
   
29 November 2005 LCC UDP Review Inspector's Report received
   
29 November 2005 LCC Student Housing Group, first (reconstituted) meeting: renamed Shared Housing Group
   
27 February 2006 LCC UDP Review Response to the Inspector's Report and Proposed Modifications
   
22 March 2006 LCC NW (Inner) Area Committee, Freshers /Exodus Planning Group first meeting
   
01 April 2006 Unipol 'Where to live' webpage
   
04 April 2006 Anna Crossley, 'Shared Housing in Headingley' Look North, BBC1 (Yorkshire), 4 April 2006
   
06 April 2006 Housing Act 2004, Part 2, Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation, comes into effect.
   
20 April 2006 LCC Shared Housing Group Shared Housing Action Plan, revised (SHAP2) adopted
   
19 July 2006 LCC UDP Review adopted
   
26 September 2006 LCC Shared Housing Group Shared Housing Action Plan, revised (SHAP2) outcomes approved
   
26 September 2006 LCC Shared Housing Group A Strategy for Housing Students in Leeds First Draft
   
26 September 2006 Darren Smith, Studentification, Seminar, Cardigan Centre, Leeds
   
29 November 2006 LCC HMO Public Register [of applications for licences received]
   
09 January 2007 LCC Shared Housing Group A Strategy for Housing Students in Leeds adopted
   
27 February 2007 Headingley Development Trust, HeadingleyHomes launched, 27 February 2007
   
20 March 2007 LCC NW (Inner) Area Committee, Housing Strategy Group first meeting
   
18 June 2007 LCC Inner NW Area Committee/Headingley Development Trust, Seminar on Housing in Inner NW Leeds, 18 June 2007
   
26 June 2007 University of Leeds, Inner North-West Community Strategy 2007-2012 launched
  University of Leeds, Housing Strategy Update Report May 2007 launched
  Leeds University Union, Community Strategy 2007-2009 launched
   
31 October 2007 LCC Motion adopted on Houses in Multiple Occupation
   
04 December 2007 LCC Shared Housing Group Shared Housing Action Plan 2008 adopted
   
19 May 2008 Headingley Development Trust Housing in Headingley Seminar, 19 May 2008
   
29 July 2008 University of Leeds Community & Housing Forum 29 July 2008
   
14 August 2008 LCC Shared Housing Group, sub-group meeting on Additional HMO Licensing
   
8-10 October 2008 Planning Inspectorate Glassworks Public Inquiry Civic Hall, Leeds, 8-10 October 2008
   
18 November 2008 LCC NW (Inner) Area Committee, Housing Strategy Group Housing Strategy for the Area of Housing Mix adopted
   
18 November 2008 LCC Shared Housing Group Shared Housing Action Plan, revised adopted
   
19 November 2008 Planning Inspectorate Appeal Decision on Glassworks, Cardigan Road, 19 November 2008
   
30 July 2009 Leeds HMO Lobby, Response to CLG's Consultation on Houses in Multiple Occupation and possible planning responses, presented to CLG, 30 July 2009
   
19 October 2009 University of Leeds, Community & Housing Forum, 19 October 2009
   
19 October 2009 Leeds University Union, Community Action Plan 2009 to 2011, 19 October 2009
   
22 October 2009 Leeds Metropolitan University Community Engagement Paper, presented to INWAC, 22 October 2009
   
26 October 2009 LCC Local Development Framework Core Strategy Preferred Approach consultation begins
   
21 April 2010 Leeds HMO Lobby, Meeting the Shadow Minister, Grant Shapps MP
   
11 May 2010 Leeds HMO Lobby, Meeting the Vice Chancellor, Prof Susan Price, Leeds Metropolitan University
   
26 July 2010 Dr Richard Tyler, "Will Headingley's 'big society' success be weakened by 'big government'?" GuardianLeeds, 26 July 2010
   
27 September 2010 'Leeds joins fight to save HMO legislation' GuardianLeeds, 27 September 2010
   
27 October 2010 'Council urged to take legal action over Leeds student homes powers' GuardianLeeds, 27 October 2010
   
04 November 2010 Nicola Rees, 'HMOs in Headingley' Look North, BBC1 (Yorkshire), 4 November 2010
   
17 November 2010 Cllr Martin Hamilton, 'Removal of planning permission for converting Houses of Multiple Occupation' White Paper Motion, Leeds City Council, 17 November 2010 [adopted unanimously]
   
05 January 2011 LCC Executive Board resolved that approval be given to a Proposal to serve an Article 4 Direction, 5 January 2011
   
09 February 2011 University of Leeds, Housing & Community Forum, 9 February 2011
   
10 February 2011 LCC Article 4 Direction on HMOs published for consultation, 10 February - 23 March 2011
   
27 July 2011 LCC Executive Board, Article 4 Direction confirmed, 27 July 2011
   
15 August 2011 'Major house conversion rules tightened' YEP 15 August 2011, p5
   
2 September 2011 Suzanne McTaggart, 'Families reclaim suburb dubbed as Studentland' YEP 2 September 2011, p5
   
22 September 2011 onwards LCC Workshops on HMO Policy
   
27 October 2011 Susan Press, 'Sharp slump in university applications' YEP, 27 October 2011, p28
   
28 January 2012 Tom Dyckhoff, 'Let's move to Headingley, Leeds' The Guardian Weekend, 28 January 2012, p87
   
10 February 2012 LCC Article 4 Direction on HMOs comes into force, 10 February 2012
   
28 February 2012

LCC Core Strategy published for consultation, 28 February - 12 April 2012

   
07 March 2012 University of Leeds, Housing & Community Forum, 7 March 2012
   
11 June 2012 Grant Woodward, 'Reclaiming the streets - how people power is winning' YEP, 11 June 2012, pp6-7
   
September 2012 H Jones & M Rushall, Assessment of housing market conditions and demand trends in Inner North West Leeds, Re'new/Unipol, 2012
   
3 September 2012 David Marsh, 'Council told: "This is the time for Headingley to change ...".' YEP, 3 September 2012, p15 [in series 'At Home in Headingley', YEP, 3-7 September 2012]
   
19 September 2012 LCC Letting Board Code in Inner North West Leeds Consultation on proposed changes, 19 September - 17 October 2012
   
6 November 2012 Jonathan Brown, 'Mass student exodus could lose city millions of pounds' YEP, 6 November 2012, pp6-7
   
3 January 2013

LCC revised Letting Board Code in Inner North West Leeds adopted, 3 January 2013

   
7 January 2012 LCC Core Strategy published for representations, 7 January - 18 February 2013

 


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