New homes to trigger boomtime in Leeds housing

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LEEDS IS on the brink of a housing boom, with plans for a new housing development in the east of the city set to light the touchpaper for the building of tens of thousands of homes, a council boss claims today.

Speaking to the YEP, Councillor Peter Gruen, the man in charge of Leeds City Council’s housing policy, said that developers couldn’t keep pace with the demand that exists for new homes.

He said the building of 
5,000 houses in the East Leeds Extension project would kickstart ambitious plans to deliver around 70,000 homes city-wide by 2028.

However Coun Gruen added: “The pace of building is slow, although the demand is there.”

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