The Examiner, Tony Burton, has produced his final report which recommends that the Neighbourhood Plan, subject to a few modifications, proceeds to referendum. He says "The evident commitment of all those who have worked so hard over such a long period of time to prepare the Plan is to be commended". Most of the proposed modifications involve minor wording changes, many of which will improve the use of the Plan, the essence of which remains intact.
Leeds City Council will shortly prepare their decision statement on the Examiner's recommendations and we will prepare the final version of the Plan for referendum. In view of the current situation, the referendum will not be held until May 2021 at the earliest, but in the meantime the Neighbourhood Plan can be given significant weight in determining planning applications.
See the Full Examiner's Report for details.