Hunslet residents asked for their views on plans for new homes


Leeds Federated Housing Association (Leeds Fed) wants to hear the views of local residents about plans to build new, affordable housing at Arthington Place, Hunslet.

A community consultation event will be held on Tuesday 18th June from 4pm to 7.30pm at Woodhouse Hill Community Centre, Woodhouse Road.

Image of how the completed homes would look


Residents will have the opportunity to ask questions and give their feedback on the plans to build six, two and three-bedroom family homes on the site. Leeds Fed Neighbourhood Officer, Karen Dickens, will be also be there to talk to residents about their ideas for improving the local area, security or any housing issues they want to discuss.

The new houses at Arthington Place would be let at affordable rents to provide good quality affordable family homes in the area. Affordable rents are higher than normal social housing rents, but less than private, market rents. They would replace a row of back-to-back terrace houses which were recently demolished due to their poor structural condition. Fly tipping had also become a problem in the culverts at the back of the previous properties, close to local shops.

Steve Ellis, Head of Assets and Development for Leeds Fed said:

“Working in partnership with Leeds City Council, we aim to build houses that people want to live in and work to improve local neighbourhoods. The new houses would help to meet the growing need for affordable family housing in Hunslet and the designs are in keeping with the local area. We look forward to hearing the views of the local community about the proposed plans.”

The planning application will be submitted during June. If it is approved, work will start on the site in January 2014 and is expected to be completed by October 2014.