Call for Leeds residents to air their views on housing masterplan

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LEEDS North West MP Greg Mulholland is urging residents to make their voices heard during the final consultation on a long-term housing masterplan for Leeds.

The city is aiming to build 66,000 new homes by 2028 to meet growing need, and a final round of public consultation dubbed ‘Your city, Your plan,’ started yesterday and will end on November 16.

The preferred locations of the 66,000 planned homes, detailed in two documents produced by Leeds City Council, have been finalised following an earlier consultation and preparation phase.

Both plans are now at advanced stages, ready for a final round of public feedback.

A series of drop-in sessions are taking place around the city, including one tomorrow from 2pm to 8pm at Otley Resource Centre.

Mr Mulholland said: “I have long campaigned to protect much valued local green belt and also demanded that we need affordable housing built in the right places, prioritising brownfield sites where possible. Many local residents I have spoken to have also voiced these views. The plans as they stand are far from perfect and we now have until November 16 to make our views known, so I would urge as many local residents as possible to attend one of the drop-in sessions.”

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