New affordable homes for Seacroft families

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Ten new one-bedroom homes with affordable rents have been completed in Seacroft.

The new development at Parkside, off South Parkway. has been funded by a £150,000 grant from the Homes and Communities Agency and built on a former local authority housing site,

The energy-efficient properties have been designed to keep running costs low, and each has a private garden area and an allocated parking space.

Tenants will be chosen from applicants with links to the area under Leeds City Council’s choice-based lettings priority system.

Jonathan Layzell, executive director at developer Stonewater, said:

“This will help the many key workers and young families who, thanks to rising housing prices, are often finding themselves priced out of good quality homes near their friends, families and places of work.”

The houses come under the government’s Affordable Homes Programme and are located on the edge of a larger Bellway development, less than five miles from Leeds Station.

Killingbeck and Seacroft ward councillor Graham Hyde has welcomed the investment:

“I’m delighted that these new, state-of-the-art homes have been completed providing much need affordable housing in Seacroft.

“Not only are these homes a boon to people in Killingbeck and Seacroft who might otherwise find themselves priced out of the housing market, but they are also energy-efficient properties which will allow tenants to keep running costs low.”