A public consultation is being launched next week on plans that will help bring 5,000 new homes to east Leeds.
Leeds City Council wants people to view and comment on its sprawling vision for the East Leeds Extension (ELE), a large area of undeveloped land around the edge of Swarcliffe, Whinmoor and Crossgates which has been identified for housing.
The consultation, which will close on January 29, includes several local drop-in sessions and an on-line questionnaire.
At around 250 hectares, the ELE is the largest single site allocated for housing in the Leeds city region, bringing new homes, transport improvements, community facilities and economic investment.
The development includes a 7.5km dual carriageway road – the East Leeds Orbital Road (ELOR) - and other transport improvements.
Councillor Richard Lewis, the council’s executive member for city development, said: “The East Leeds Extension will provide much needed homes to support the city’s growing population. It will bring investment and jobs to east Leeds and boost the economic growth of the city as a whole.
“It is extremely important people have their say on a scheme which will change the future of east Leeds.”
Crossgates and Whinmoor councillor Peter Gruen added: “These drop-in events are really important for local residents to attend, make their voices heard and ensure our views are taken into account. I am really pleased we have secured seven events at six different venues, so please make your opinion count.”
Visit www.leeds.gov.uk/ele to take part in the consultation and for details of the drop-in sessions.