Affordable homes unveiled in Leeds

A new affordable housing development has been unveiled in Leeds.

The 12 two and three-bedroom homes for social rent and shared ownership have been built in Morley.

The properties on Glen Road are among the first to be delivered through Leeds City Council's Affordable Housing Strategic Partnership.

The scheme was established to use council-owned land to attract public funding so that more affordable housing can be built.

Coun Geoff Driver, Leeds City Council's lead member for housing, said: "This is a very exciting development because these are very well designed and well built properties.

"By providing accommodation for people suffering from overcrowding, it means we can tackle both that issue and free up other council homes for

people on the waiting list.

"In the face of the recession and against many people's expectations, we are delivering new high quality affordable and council housing in Leeds."

The homes at Glen Road have been built by city-based affordable housing developer Lovell and the shared ownership properties will be managed by

Accent Foundation.

In total Accent Foundation will be developing 325 new affordable homes for rent and shared ownership across the city.

Noel Adams, Lovell regional director, added: "As a Leeds-based company, it's been particularly rewarding working with Leeds City Council and Accent Foundation to deliver this important scheme at Glen Road, creating new, high-quality affordable homes.

"The development will bring about real benefits for people living locally."

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