The largest approval was in the city centre where the City Reach scheme on the former Yorkshire Chemicals site on Kirkstall Road will provide 780 new flats and 234 student bedspaces, together with supporting leisure and retail facilities.
A further 270 homes plus associated roads and infrastructure were approved to be built off Tyersal Lane in Tyersal.
The other three approved applications will see approximately 530 new homes in Micklefield, with 291 on land east of Great North Road together with a possible 60 more, plus approximately 180 off Church Lane.
The approvals continue the trend which has seen permissions given for more than 10,000 new homes in Leeds in the last two years, as part of the core strategy aim of providing 66,000 new homes in total by 2028.
Leeds City Council executive member for regeneration, transport and planning Richard Lewis said: “It is very pleasing that these new homes in such significant numbers have been approved by the plans panel today, as it shows the positive relationship we have with developers who want to invest in our city. We are committed to providing the new homes and infrastructure the city needs as it continues to grow, and especially to see brownfield sites redeveloped to boost regeneration and growth and to offer as much affordable housing as possible to make Leeds the ideal place to live, work and visit.”