Council housing project claims top regional green award

An innovative green Leeds City Council housing scheme has scooped a top regional award. As part of the Northern Housing Awards 2021, the council fought off tough competition from a shortlist which included other local authorities and leading organisations in the housing sector to claim the ‘best carbon reduction scheme/innovation’ prize. This follows the…

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Multi-million-pound Leeds housing development gets started

Building work has officially started on a £12million new build housing project in Leeds. Energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE will transform the site at Queenshill Avenue, Moortown, on behalf of Leeds Jewish Housing Association (LJHA), to create the social housing provider’s biggest sheltered accommodation scheme to date. Twenty-two existing properties have been demolished to…

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New council homes handover for Gipton and Osmondthorpe

Fifty-nine new council homes have been built across five sites in the Gipton and Osmondthorpe areas of Leeds. The Nevilles Scheme has provided 32 new homes across three sites in Osmondthorpe, and 27 more new homes have been delivered on two sites in Gipton, at The Beeches. The developments include two and three bedroom…

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Plans move forward for new extra care housing across the city

Senior councillors in Leeds will be discussing a programme to deliver new council-owned extra care housing at a meeting next week. At the council’s executive board meeting to be held at Civic Hall on Wednesday 19 December, members will be updated on the progress made in the delivery of the extra care housing programme,…

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Landlord licence changes for houses in multiple occupation

Landlords are being urged to ensure their licences are up to date ahead of changes to the law that mean more people who live in privately-rented houses in multiple occupations (HMOs) will be covered by the scheme. New government rules will come into effect on 1 October 2018 that widen the scope under which…

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Public hearings on future Leeds housing plans set to begin

The proposed locations of future new housing across Leeds will be discussed at public hearings beginning next week. Starting at 1 pm on Monday 9 July at Leeds Civic Hall, the public examination of the revised Site Allocations Plan for the city will be considered by two independent government inspectors. The Site Allocations Plan…

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Swarcliffe housing project wins international gold award

A transformative scheme to redevelop a 1950s Leeds estate, deliver modern housing and create a sense of community has won a prestigious international partnership award. Now in its 20th year, the Public Private Partnership awards highlight the best examples from public and private sectors across the world working together for a common goal and…

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Comment on government Housing Infrastructure Fund announcement

Leeds City Council has welcomed a government announcement that a bid for funding of up to £113million for city centre infrastructure investment to support new housing and public spaces has progressed to a shortlisting stage. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has confirmed that Leeds is one of 44 national bids to…

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Public consultation begins on revised future housing figure for Leeds

Public consultation on changes to the Core Strategy in Leeds including a lower future housing target for the city has started today. Following approval by the council’s executive board earlier this week, consultation will run for the next six weeks inviting views on the selective review of the Core Strategy, which underpins all development…

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