Leeds City Council have put an end to a cycle of encampment and eviction for eight Gypsy and Traveller families by providing them with a home at Kidacre Park, Hunslet. The site was developed with funding from Council Commuted Sums and Homes England and is the first development of Gypsy
The Travellers site at Kidacre Street near Crown Point retail park in Hunslet is currently closed for redevelopment work. Once reopened, in 6-9 months time, it will contain 8 pitches (up from the current 5), each with modular utility blocks. The Council will now be able to charge rents and
A site earmarked for use by Gypsies and Travellers at Kidacre Street is being hailed as a potential solution to a cycle of encampment and eviction for Travellers in Leeds. As previously reported on South Leeds Life, the site has been operational since May 2014 and last week was discussed
Leeds City Council has moved reduce the need for unlawful Traveller encampments by establishing a small site at Kidacre Street, near to Crown Point Shopping Centre in Hunslet. It is understood that this is a temporary measure whilst the existing permanent site at Cottingley Springs on Gelderd Road is expanded.