Councillors welcome new housing in Holbeck

Local Ward Councillors Andrew Scopes, Gohar Almass and Annie Maloney have welcomed new council housing in Holbeck.

This week, Leeds City Council have taken ownership of six new family homes at Meynell Approach, Holbeck. The homes consist of 4 two bed and 2 three bed houses, and completes the first phase of 28 new homes which will be handed to tenants over the next month under the construction contract with United Living North Ltd.

The tenancy agreements have been signed and the families are planning on moving into their new homes this week.

Key features of the homes include:

  • Inclusion of water saving devices such as aerated taps, over bath showers and low capacity baths;
  • Good sized secure rear gardens with patio area, metal sheds and water butts; and
  • a number of biodiversity measures which includes hedgehog highways, bat boxes and swallow nesting holes.

The project demonstrates a successful partnership approach between Leeds City Council, NPS and United Living North Ltd.

Councillor Andrew Scopes, (Labour, Beeston and Holbeck) said:

“My ward colleagues, Cllrs Gohar Almass and Annie Maloney, and I are delighted with this new family friendly housing development in our ward. We hope that the new residents will be very happy in the area.

“It has been particularly great to see the excellent cross departmental working within the Council between Planning, Highways, Land & Property, Legal, Procurement, Finance & Housing Management to deliver these new homes.

“We know there is a huge shortage of good quality affordable houses in our area and the Council needs to be given the power to build many more houses as soon as possible!”


This post is based on a press release issued by Beeston & Holbeck Councillors


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