Fresh details revealed on Leeds homes scheme

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FRESH DETAILS have been revealed about ambitious plans for hundreds of new homes in east Leeds.

As previously reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds City Council and development partners Keepmoat and Strata want to see more than 950 homes built on brownfield sites in Halton Moor, Osmondthorpe and Seacroft.

Now a report compiled for a meeting of the council’s north and east plans panel has given an exact breakdown of the locations that have been selected for the scheme.

Halton Moor’s sites are listed in the report as Cartmell Drive and Rathmell Road/Kendal Drive, while in Osmondthorpe the land earmarked for development is described as Wykebeck Mount/Wykebeck Avenue.

Seacroft’s locations are York Road, Seacroft Crescent, Brooklands Drive/Brooklands Avenue/Parkway Close, Kentmere Approach/Boggart Hill Gardens and Bishops Way.

The report also reveals that, should all go according to plan, work could start as early as next year at some of the sites, including Cartmell Drive. Other development phases are due to begin in 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2023. The 2023 phase sites are Seacroft Crescent and Bishops Way.

Speaking at the end of last month, the council’s executive member for regeneration, transport and planning, Coun Richard Lewis, said: “Using council land in a planned and co-ordinated way like this allows us to work with partners such as Keepmoat, Strata and others so that there is a supply of suitable, affordable, quality homes that meets Leeds’s need now and in the future.”

Under separate plans, Keepmoat and Strata are looking to build new homes on unused land at Seacroft Hospital.

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