Far Headingley Village Society

The Society was founded in 1971 to challenge the City Council’s clearance plan for the demolition of over 60 cottages forming the nucleus of an urban village. All but half a dozen of the old cottages were preserved and improved and since 1974 have been sheltered within a Conservation Area, the first such area outside the city centre.

The Society is dedicated to “the conservation and improvement of the area for the benefit of the inhabitants and all who make use of its amenities.”

The Society has continued to be active in many aspects of local life. This includes vetting all planning applications to ensure that the area remains attractive to all who live and work here. To this end FHVS published, after wide public consultation, the “Far Headingley, Weetwood and West Park Neighbourhood Design Statement”. This defines in some detail the character of the area. It was adopted in February 2005 by Leeds City Council as Supplementary Planning Guidance.

The Society further drafted the “Far Headingley Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan”, which the City Council approved on 10th November 2008 as a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.

For information about joining, please contact Donald Hood on 0113 2755575

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