Nearly 1,000 homes approved for Leeds

Vania Goncalves 4 Apr 2017 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Leeds City Council has given green light to the construction of 971 new homes in east Leeds, UK.

The new homes will be built across eight brownfield sites in Seacroft, Halton Moor and Osmondthorpe over the next ten years.

The council is working with Keepmoat and Strata to deliver the projects, which are part of the council’s Brownfield Land Programme.

The sites to be developed by Keepmoat are:
    •    Cartmell Drive, Halton Moor (45 properties);
    •    Rathmell Road and Kendal Drive, Halton Moor (109);
    •    Wykebeck Avenue and Wykebeck Mount, Osmondthorpe (102);
    •    York Road and South Parkway, Seacroft (33);
    •    Seacroft Crescent, Seacroft (49);
    •    Brooklands Avenue/Drive and Parkway Close, Seacroft (272).

The sites to be developed by Strata are:
    •    Former Asket Hill Primary School/Kentmere Approach (245 properties);
    •    Bishops Way, Seacroft (116 properties).

In addition, a new road and bus link to connect North Parkway and South Parkway will be built, along with dedicated pedestrian and cycle links.

The schemes will also make a significant commitment to the development of the new Killingbeck Meadows Natural Flood Management Scheme, which as well as helping to alleviate flood risk in the area through sustainable drainage will also become an attractive new public space with landscaping, planting and paths.

Cllr Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council executive member for regeneration, transport and planning, said: “We are delighted to see these applications be approved today, as they are very important to continue the growing momentum of regeneration in east Leeds through housing growth and choice as well as offering potential local job and training opportunities.

“Bringing cleared sites back into use means that there is already infrastructure either ready or waiting or able to be reactivated with some support, whether this is health centre, schools, roads or bus services.

“Schemes like these demonstrate our commitment to a brownfield-field approach to delivering much-needed new housing in Leeds, and working with developers and communities like this we can achieve sustainable growth in a phased way, so we very much look forward to following the progress of these developments in the years to come.”

The schemes are expected to create approximately 170 new jobs and around 40 apprenticeships.

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