Developers have submitted an outline planning application to build 2,000 new homes on green belt.
The Northern Quadrant Consortium, led by Persimmon Homes, has already expressed an interest in building on open land between the A58 Wetherby Road and A64 York Road.
Now due to the “scale and sensitivity” of proposals, which will affect communities across east Leeds, members of City Plans Panel have been asked to discuss the application in detail.
Overall the plan aims to deliver thousands of residential properties - including affordable homes - new schools, playing fields, shops and open space around Skeltons Lane and Thorner Lane.
At the centre of the issue is infrastructure, with residents and councillors demanding that the East Leeds Orbital Road (ELOR) be built at least in part before construction of homes begins.
In January, the decision-making arm of Leeds City Council approved a £150,000 feasibility study into creating the new highway that will stretch from the Outer Ring Road at Red Hall in the north to the M1 in the south. It is estimated the ELOR will cost around £100m to build.
John Procter, deputy leader of the Conservatives on Leeds City Council, who set up the East of Leeds Regeneration Board, said: “What I will be trying to get across [on Tuesday] is we need a series of promises [from developers] in terms of infrastructure; how [the plan] will affect people; when schools will be built and when they will be paid for.
“What the developers want to do is play the game; maximise profits with minimum development. I will want to get promises at every stage and get the money in as soon as possible rather than waiting further down the line.”
Also under scrutiny at City Plans will be an outline planning application submitted by Scarborough Developments in September that seeks to create offices, restaurants, and retail space at Thorpe Park.
The business park already occupies 600,000 sq ft and has planning consent to expand by a further 1.2m sq ft. The new multi-use masterplan has implications for local centres at Cross Gates, Seacroft, Garforth and Rothwell.
Detailed plans for the Manston Lane Link Road (MLLR), which must be built once Thorpe Park exceeds 1m sq ft in size, will also be looked at City Plans.
Planning consent also requires Scarborough to create a 47 hectare public park - and a detailed plan has now been submitted. Click here to register and have your say on the stories and issues that matter to you