Tag: regeneration

Pressure mounts on controversial prostitution scheme

The scrutiny of the controversial ‘Managed Prostitution Area’ in Holbeck intensified this week – notably with significant new media coverage, and a heated meeting between businesses, West Yorkshire Police, the Council, and other stakeholders. Following local MP Hilary Benn’s article addressing the issue here in South Leeds Life last weekend,

Artists aim to influence South Bank redevelopment

People from a range of arts organisations gathered at The Tetley on Thursday (5 February 2015) to discuss how they could influence the redevelopment of the ‘South Bank’. The South Bank is the ex-industrial zone of Hunslet and Holbeck close to the river. As we revealed in our February newspaper,

100th home refurbished in Holbeck regeneration scheme

  One South Leeds resident has particular reason to celebrate a milestone in Leeds City Council’s ambitious drive to create more housing for the city. Peter Wood lives in the hundredth house to be refurbished under the council’s housing regeneration project which is making houses more energy efficient and up

Bookmarked: Council set to take control of Round Foundry as Holbeck Urban Village merry-go-round continues

  This article first appeared on The Leeds Guardian blog IN BRIEF: Council could take ownership of Round Foundry and Leodis Court – weeks after agreeing to sell Engine House
Moves could ‘aid regeneration of Holbeck Urban Village area’
 Latest in series of Leeds South Bank regeneration agreements. STORY: A major

Work starts on new homes in Holbeck and Beeston

  Work is now well underway on the major housing regeneration scheme in Holbeck and Beeston Hill. Councillor David Congreve took a trip to the top of Meynell Heights this week to survey progress.   Meynell Heights will get a full makeover during the next year. The building will be

Beeston Hill & Holbeck housing scheme underway at last

  Work is getting underway at last on the PFI-funded housing regeneration scheme for Beeston Hill and Holbeck. Following the government’s green light last month, the consortium sc4L is swinging into action to start delivering the programme of 275 new homes and 383 refurbished homes in Holbeck and Beeston Hill.

Beeston Hill and Holbeck PFI gets go ahead after years of waiting

A £180 million regeneration scheme for the Beeston Hill, Holbeck and Little London areas is set to start in September after a long wait. Leeds City Council executive board member Cllr Peter Gruen this afternoon said that a contract between the council and partner Sustainable Communities For Leeds had been