Work is set to get underway on a new development that will deliver much needed affordable housing in Beeston.
The homes, off Old Lane, will have a mixture of one, two and three bedrooms and are being created to answer local demand for this type of housing.
Developed by Home Group, one of the UK’s largest housing associations, the 49 new homes will all be available for social and affordable rent and are being built on the site of the former Moorhouse’s jam factory.
As previously reported, the new housing will be accessed off Moorehouse Avenue and the new streets will be called Gawthorpe Avenue and Strawberry Drive.
Will Gardner, Director of Development at Home Group said:
“One of our drivers is to ensure we build the right homes in the right places and that’s exactly what this new housing development represents.
“On liaising with the local council, they identified a real need for one, two and three bed housing in the area and, as an organisation, we want to support communities and help them grow.
“We are delighted to be working with all our partners to deliver the project and are looking forward to seeing people living in the finished homes.”
Cllr Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council’s Executive Member for Communities, said:
“I am pleased to welcome this scheme of affordable housing in this community as we know good quality affordable homes are in much demand. This development will bring this much-needed housing to the area, and we look forward to its completion.”
The scheme is being supported by Homes England with Engie developing the site on behalf of Home Group.
Nathan Brough, Regional Director for ENGIE’s Places and Communities division, said:
“We’re delighted to begin work on transforming this derelict land into a development of new affordable homes of which local people can be proud.
“With local authority waiting lists continuing to grow in the area, creating high quality affordable housing stock has never been more important for our partners, and we’re proud to be able to support them in this ambition.”
The development received planning permission earlier this year and the homes are expected to be delivered by 2022.
This post is based on a press release issued by Home Group