Striking balance is crucial for city centre property - the YEP says

Leeds is proud to be the second home for thousands of students who choose to study at our universities.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 6:00 am
There are currently 15 approved planning applications for student accommodation schemes in the city centre

And as more and more young people turn their sights on our city we are faced with the challenge of ensuring they have somewhere comfortable to call their home from home.

There are currently 15 approved planning applications for student accommodation schemes in the city centre that could provide thousands of self-contained residential units.

And at the heart of these schemes must be careful thought and planning to help create and support communities for our young people.

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We know that in a post-pandemic world we’re going to have to reimagine and revise Leeds city centre to help it bounce back.

But striking the right balance of development and balancing community is going to be crucial to this.

We should rightly be proud that our city is such a magnet for students - and we need to make sure they feel welcome.

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