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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Tower block sprinkler system update statement

Councillor Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council’s Executive Member for Communities said: “It is understandable that residents living in Leeds tower blocks will have a range of questions and concerns following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower. We would to like to reassure residents at all our tower blocks that their safety and wellbeing is…

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Nearly 1,000 new homes for east Leeds given planning go-ahead

Nearly 1,000 new houses are to be built on council-owned land in east Leeds in a major boost to regeneration in the area after planning approval was granted. Applications to build a total of 971 new homes across eight brownfield sites in Seacroft, Halton Moor and Osmondthorpe in phases over the next 10 years…

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First extra care housing of its kind officially opened in Leeds

The multi-million pound, extra care housing scheme, Wharfedale View, has been completed and was officially opened on Friday 24 February by Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council. The flagship scheme, owned and managed by Leeds City Council, saw its first tenants move in just before Christmas. ‘Extra care housing’ helps people stay…

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New year, new homes for council tenants in Bramley

A former pub site in Bramley in Leeds has been successfully transformed into new council housing as part of Leeds City Council’s housing growth scheme. The Cardigan Green development comprising of eight two-bedroom homes has now been finished on the site of the former Lord Cardigan pub, which was demolished in 2012 as part…

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Football project kicks anti-social behaviour to the corner

Young people in Halton Moor are being given the opportunity to take part in a football project with Leeds United Foundation in a bid to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area. Housing Leeds is working with the official charity of the Leeds United club to deliver the ‘Premier League Kicks’ project across areas of…

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City’s Pet Champions land prestigious RSPCA award

An innovative scheme that keeps thousands of the city’s animals safe has won a prestigious welfare award. Hot on the heels of being awarded the RSPCA’s Gold Community Animal Welfare Footprint, Housing Leeds has been unveiled as the winner of the RSPCA’s Innovator Award for their Pet Champion’ scheme. The award is the most prestigious…

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Series of events show that communities can

A series of events will be taking place next week to show what the council and communities can achieve when they work together to improve neighbourhoods. The Communities Can week, organised by Housing Leeds, includes a host of fun activities aimed at demonstrating the importance residents play in improving their communities. The week kicks…

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