Leeds has postponed the parts of the Leeds Site Allocation Hearing that deal with the allocation of housing, and Green Belt allocation to housing. This results from their own consideration of housing target revision to 55,000 dwellings, and the more recent government suggested target of 42,000, which Leeds says has come "out of the blue". YGA is therefore having to fund barrister advice effectively for two hearings. This was unexpected; but the decision of Leeds to postpone the Site Allocation hearing is a measure of YGA's success. We need to raise funds to support an additional £3,000 of costs in submitting legal representations for the next part of the hearing process in March 2018 or later. Please help us to maintain the fight.

By Martin Hughes