Leeds City Council - Archive (housing)

2019
14
May
2019
Leeds has successfully bid for funding to establish a stay safe hub for women with five emergency beds. The funding request has been approved by the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government and should mean around £120k will be available t...
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11
February
2019
A Leeds landlord who left his tenant homeless after changing the locks while he was on holiday has been hit with a suspended prison sentence for carrying out an illegal eviction. A hearing at Leeds Magistrate’s Court heard that Christopher Saville...
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06
February
2019
A new strategy to deal with homelessness and rough sleeping are the focus of a Leeds City Council report published this week to deal with the national issue as it affects the city. The new strategy builds on current successful activity and signifi...
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15
January
2019
Leeds City Council’s plans to provide new extra care homes across the city are moving forward. Following a procurement exercise, they have appointed a delivery group made up of Ashley House Ltd, Morgan Ashley LLP and Home Group Ltd. Together, these b...
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2018
11
December
2018
Senior councillors in Leeds will be discussing a programme to deliver new council-owned extra care housing at a meeting next week. At the council’s executive board meeting to be held at Civic Hall on Wednesday 19 December, members will be updated ...
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07
December
2018
Last week, Leeds City Council hosted the Right to Build Expo Yorkshire, helping to make the dream of building a home a reality for more people across the north of England. The event took place on 29 November, and shared valuable insight into the c...
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20
November
2018
A rogue landlord has been fined for failing to correctly licence and maintain a property on Cemetery Road - and is now nearly £8,000 out of pocket. Earlier this year the council undertook visits to potentially unlicensed houses in multiple occupat...
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19
November
2018
Leeds City Council will host the eighth annual Leeds Landlords’ Conference on 28 November amid a busy time for the private rented sector nationally. Leading names in the Leeds Private Rental Housing Sector together with council bosses will be at t...
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14
November
2018
Leeds City Council is set to deliver one of its most ambitious council housing programmes over the next three years, with an estimated 358 new homes being built across several sites in the city. The Council Housing New Build Programme has seen alm...
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05
October
2018
Green belt areas of Leeds earmarked for possible future housing development are set to be fully protected following an initial view given by government planning inspectors. The Site Allocations Plan for Leeds which identifies locations for new hou...
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07
August
2018
Two initiatives with sustainable credentials have recently been completed adding more homes to Leeds City Council’s housing stock. An empty property scheme completed this March returned over 100 empty properties back into use across the city. S...
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06
August
2018
People are being asked for their views on the possible introduction of licensing for private sector rented housing in some parts of Leeds. The city's private rented housing sector has expanded rapidly in recent years, showing how important the mar...
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16
May
2018
15 May 2018 Swarcliffe housing project wins international gold award A transformative scheme to redevelop a 1950s Leeds estate, deliver modern housing and create a sense of community has won a prestigious international partnership award. Now...
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13
February
2018
Leeds City Council is launching a major consultation exercise with its 57,000 tenants across the city. The tenancy agreement is being reviewed to take account of changes in legislation, to make it easier to read and to respond to tenant feedback. ...
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2017
27
February
2017
The multi-million pound, extra care housing scheme, Wharfedale View, has been completed and was officially opened on Friday 24 February by Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council. The flagship scheme, owned and managed by Leeds City Counci...
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07
February
2017
A tough zero tolerance approach to tenancy fraud in Leeds has seen a council team recover its 300th property this week. The Tenancy Fraud Team, which investigate all types of social housing fraud including application fraud, unlawful subletting, n...
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25
January
2017
A former pub site in Bramley in Leeds has been successfully transformed into new council housing as part of Leeds City Council’s housing growth scheme. The Cardigan Green development comprising of eight two-bedroom homes has now been finished on t...
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2016
07
December
2016
Young people in Halton Moor are being given the opportunity to take part in a football project with Leeds United Foundation in a bid to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area. Housing Leeds is working with the official charity of the Leeds Unite...
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01
December
2016
An innovative scheme that keeps thousands of the city’s animals safe has won a prestigious welfare award. Hot on the heels of being awarded the RSPCA’s Gold Community Animal Welfare Footprint, Housing Leeds has been unveiled as the winner of the R...
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12
October
2016
A Leeds City Council spokeswoman said: “Our priority is assisting people who need accommodation and support on a daily basis. This was available throughout the protest and would have been provided to anyone that needed it regardless of the protest...
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05
October
2016
Councillor Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council’s executive member for communities, said: “We’ve been clear that no one has to sleep rough in Leeds as there is accommodation and support available and our priority remains providing vulnerable people wi...
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15
September
2016
The impressive exterior and scale of the council’s first extra care scheme was revealed when scaffolding came down earlier this month. Construction on Wharfedale View in Yeadon, the flagship extra care scheme run by Leeds City Council, started a y...
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08
August
2016
Tenants will soon be able to raise a glass and toast their new council home, built on the site of a former pub. What was once home to the Squinting Cat in Swarcliffe has been transformed into 18 new apartments now known as The Plantation. The h...
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06
July
2016
Local children have been celebrating now that the largest site on the council’s housing regeneration project is nearing completion. The school council from Little London community primary school were joined by councillors, contractors and the proj...
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20
June
2016
An initiative to improve housing standards and target empty properties is being extended in Holbeck. Having completed works to around half of the problem properties identified in the first phase of the scheme, the Leeds Neighbourhood Approach is n...
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06
June
2016
Construction work to provide new council homes in Bramley is well underway. With the former Lord Cardigan pub demolished in 2012 as part of the council’s derelict and nuisance property programme, the site is being transformed with eight new two-be...
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17
May
2016
The latest batch of new homes to be built as part of the council’s housing growth programme are now fully let and tenants are moving in. The 32 apartments in Richmond Hill form part of the council’s plans to build 1,000 new homes to rent. The o...
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14
April
2016
An online register for people interested in building their own home is now open for business. The self-build register allows anyone thinking about building their own home or getting involved in a community custom-build project to log their details...
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13
April
2016
Leeds City Council is set to explore the possibility of building homes for sale. Members of the council’s executive board are being asked to approve a detailed examination of the options for the council to build and sell affordable houses when the...
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12
April
2016
Leeds City Council is set to build another extra care scheme following a successful funding bid for 45 homes on the site of the former Westerton Adult Training Centre in Tingley. The Homes and Communities Agency has approved £1,575,000 for homes d...
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