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.
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RESIDENTS of a Leeds village were last night gathering in force to show their opposition to a major housing development on a trio of local green fields.
People power has already led to significant amendments to the originally planned 370-home project for Church Fields in East Ardsley, South Leeds.
The number of proposed homes has been slashed to 299 after more than 330 people submitted official objections about impact on infrastructure and the size of the development. Developer Barratt Homes has also reserved two hectares of land to be used as a school.
The updated proposals will be debated by Leeds council’s City Plans Panel on Thursday, with a full decision later this year.
Local Labour councillor Lisa Mulherin said: “It is positive that the developers have responded to some of the concerns. In particular, it is good to see that they have reduced number of houses and accepted the need for a new primary school.
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