Building Starts On First Council Homes For 15 Years

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Work has now started on a housing scheme that will deliver 25 new council homes across three sites in Leeds, the first such properties built in 15 years.

First spade in the ground (L-R) Richard Panter, HCA, Peter Gruen, Leeds City Council and David Ward, Keepmoat Homes

The partnership has worked hard to ensure these developments go ahead and I know we’re all committed to delivering new, quality and affordable housing in Pudsey and Wortley.

Work has now started on a housing scheme that will deliver 25 new council homes across three sites in Leeds, the first such properties built in 15 years.

Armed with hard hats and shovels, representatives from the partnership behind the development attended a ground breaking ceremony to mark the start of work on site.

This partnership comprises developer Keepmoat Homes, Leeds City Council, West North West Homes and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) – which is part funding the venture. The first homes are expected to be completed and ready for occupancy by the spring of 2011.

The new homes will be built for those aged 55 and older in order to free up existing homes that are more suited to families. Two of the three sites are located in Wortley, on Silver Royd Hill and Evelyn Place, with the final site located on Waterloo Road in Pudsey.

Attending the ceremony on the former Waterloo Road School Site, off Waterloo Road, in Pudsey was Councillor Peter Gruen, executive board member for Neighbourhoods and Housing at Leeds City council.

He said: “The start of work at these three sites is a key event for the city. It is the result of determination from all partners to provide what our residents need. We are confident in our plans for the sites and are delighted that they are now underway. We look forward to good and timely progress so that we can hand the keys over as soon as possible.”

In total Keepmoat Homes will deliver 47 new homes, 25 to be managed by West North West Homes and 22 for private sale at the Pudsey site. The developer is currently building at 100’s of new homes in Yorkshire and at developments across the country.

David Ward, Regional Managing Director of Keepmoat Homes Yorkshire, said: “The partnership has worked hard to ensure these developments go ahead and I know we’re all committed to delivering new, quality and affordable housing in Pudsey and Wortley. We are delivering some excellent new homes in Yorkshire and I am very much looking forward to seeing this development completed and the first residents move in.”

Richard Panter, area manager for the HCA added: “The mix of homes for rent and sale will allow local people to live in homes that meet their needs at a price they can afford.

“Our investment will enable 47 families to stay in the communities of their choice in the west of Leeds.”

Details of house types to be built and sale prices of the private homes are expected to be released shortly.

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