Harewood councillor says plan for 5,000 homes lacks support

A COUNCILLOR has pledged to keep a close eye on housing plans for Outer North East Leeds as a key meeting is held.

Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 5:10 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 6:12 pm
Plans to build up to 5,000 homes in Outer North East Leeds are up for discussion next week.

The Development Plans Panel will meet on Tuesday to consider housing site allocations for the area as well as gypsy and traveller sites.

They include proposals for 1,750 homes on the Parlington Estate along with a primary and possibly secondary school.

Other smaller developments are also proposed, bringing the total homes for the area to 5,000 by 2028.

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Harewood councillor Rachael Procter said: “While I am pleased this option is now back on the agenda, I am still very concerned about the smaller developments put forward.

“They do not have my support or the support of my councillor colleagues and we will be listening very closely to the representations made during the consultation that will take place this autumn.”

The proposals are part of plans to meet a city-wide housing target of 70,000.

One site being considered for a traveller pitch is the junction of Coal Road and the A58.