The Far Headingley Village 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.”  Founded in 1971 to challenge the City Council's proposal to demolish over 60 'unfit dwellings' the Society has since successfully argued for the designation of a Conservation Area to protect the atmosphere of what is still, at its heart, an urban village.  Read more on our history.

The Society continues to be active in many aspects of local life;  join us in helping to improve an historic part of Leeds.  Anyone with the interests of Far Headingley at heart, whether resident locally or not, is welcome to join.  The annual subscription is £1.  Please contact the Membership Secretary Sue Hall on (0113) 278-5319.

Neighbourhood Design Statement

The latest version of the FAR HEADINGLEY, WEETWOOD and WEST PARK NEIGHBOURHOOD DESIGN STATEMENT (available online at

and can now also be purchased as a hard copy - if you'd like to buy one (only £5, full colour, 89 pages) please contact FHVS at

This document has been adopted as official supplementary planning guidance and is aimed at all those who might want to make changes to the area, however large or small, e.g. major developments, road and utility maintenance and repair, small extensions and garden alterations - all of these have an effect on the character of the whole neighbourhood.


The Neighbourhood Design Statement
• is an appraisal of the existing character of the area
• helps to guide development so that the existing character can be protected
• makes recommendations for improving and enhancing that character
• helps the local community to understand and respect the character of their area
• informs developers of the importance local people attach to their area
• represents the views of the local community

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