Leeds property news: Residents call on council to reverse plan

Greg Mulholland, Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, visited residents after the shock decision.

Greg Mulholland, Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, visited residents after the shock decision.

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Residents of Rosemont Sheltered Housing in Bramhope have launched a campaign to save their home after Leeds City Council announced Rosemont will be closing.

After being told last week their home would be closing, the Rosement residents are refusing to accept the council decision and the council’s timetable and are now seeking to challenge it.

Residents were presented a list of options regarding the future of their home, but shortly before the residents were told of the closure, an additional option of selling the building on the open market was added, which residents claim they had not been told about.

Greg Mulholland, Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, visited residents after the shock decision and has now written to the chief executive of Leeds City Council condemning their decision and calling for them to review the closure.

Jack Thrush, a resident at Rosemont, said: “We feel very let down by the council and their consultation process.”

A Leeds City Council spokesman said: “We unreservedly apologise for the confusion this has caused. To clarify, no decision has been taken. Unfortunately, an officer recommendation to close the facility has been communicated as a decision. As a facility Rosemont does have significant limitations and challenges including shared bathing facilities, so it is right that we review such provision. We understand that some residents and their families do not agree with the officer recommendation. We have already undertaken considerable consultation but will continue the dialogue in the coming weeks.”

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