Consultation events get under way on 950 new homes proposed for Leeds

People can have their say on plans for hundreds of new homes in Leeds during a programme of consultation events.

Tuesday, 27th September 2016, 1:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 12:54 pm
Coun Richard Lewis.

As previously reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds City Council and development partners Keepmoat and Strata want to build more than 950 homes on 13 brownfield sites in Seacroft, Halton Moor and Osmondthorpe.

And members of the public can now find out more about the proposals by attending consultation events taking place this week and next.

One of the events will be held from 4pm to 7pm today at Seacroft Village Hall, with another running between the same times tomorrow at the LS14 Trust building on Ramshead Hill, Seacroft.

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Two further sessions will be held at Osmondthorpe One Stop Centre from 4pm to 7pm next Tuesday and Thursday, October 4 and 6.

Keepmoat partnerships manager Naomi Beckett said: “Public consultation is an important part of the development process, especially for a project of this size and we look forward to welcoming local people to have their say on the plans.

“Along with Leeds City Council and Strata, we want to ensure local people are as involved as possible in this project.

“This is the first step in creating developments that add real value to these communities and we look forward to welcoming residents to our events.”

Sites earmarked for the new homes include Cartmell Drive and Rathmell Road in Halton Moor and Asket Drive and Kentmere Approach in Seacroft as well as a currently unused piece of land at Seacroft Hospital.

The council, Keepmoat and Strata say the scheme will aim to deliver “much-needed, quality affordable homes”.

Coun Richard Lewis, the local authority’s executive member for regeneration, transport and planning, said: “With a clear focus on redeveloping brownfield land first we can lead the way in ensuring important new housing in Leeds is delivered.

“We hope that these events will allow local people to understand the scheme and more importantly offer their own opinions and help shape these developments.

“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.”

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