Leeds City Council today pledges to deliver nearly 20,000 homes in the next 11 years across brownfield sites as it targets significant growth in the provision of housing.
The city is now looking to play a proactive role in brokering relationships between funders and developers, as well as working with central Government, to invest in infrastructure in the hope of unlocking sites to deliver a broad mix of housing types, tenure and price.
The plans for new homes are to be distributed across 84 sites in six separate ‘zones’.
The six identified key zones include the city centre core, which is capable of delivering nearly 2,000 homes; South Bank and Holbeck, supporting around 7,600 homes; Hunslet Riverside, 1,885 homes; East Street Corridor, 1,350 homes; The Northern Gateway, 2,707 homes and the West End and Kirkstall Corridor with 4,253 homes.
These include a wide range of schemes from innovative high-quality ‘niche’ developments such as the Climate Innovation District at Low Fold, which will offer 312 zero-carbon apartments and houses to mixed tenure communities, including local authority owned housing such as East Bank (Saxton Gardens).
Councillor leader Judith Blake, said: “We are taking a proactive approach to boosting housing delivery locally and providing an example of best practice nationally.”