Leeds City Council - Archive (housing)

2018
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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06
April
2016
Leeds City Council has agreed a landmark deal to free up brownfield land for around 1,000 news homes, regenerating three east Leeds neighbourhoods. The deal with housing and regeneration specialists Keepmoat and Strata will transform communities i...
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23
March
2016
Another milestone has been reached on the housing regeneration project with the completion of all 113 new build homes on the Carlton Gate site. The final property has been handed over to the council with tenants now settling in. The site, in Li...
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17
March
2016
Construction on the council’s flagship extra care scheme in Yeadon reaches a crucial point this week. The new Wharfedale View extra care scheme, the first to be built and run by Leeds City Council, is taking shape with the steel frame nearing comp...
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08
March
2016
Leeds City Council could set up its own letting agency alongside other proposals to improve housing conditions in the private rented sector. A recommendation to establish a council-run letting scheme for private landlords is being put to councillo...
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24
February
2016
An event in Leeds could help council and social housing tenants find their ideal home. Taking place on Friday 26 February in Leeds Civic Hall, the Big Winter Home Swap will let existing tenants who want to move house learn more about mutual exchan...
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23
February
2016
Tenants have come together in a new group that will have an influential role on how council housing services are managed in Leeds. The newly formed Voice of Involved Tenants Across Leeds (VITAL) represents a broad spectrum of tenants from existing...
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12
February
2016
Council and social housing tenants who want to move house can find out more about swapping their home at an upcoming event. The BIG Winter Home Swap will help tenants find their ideal home through mutual exchange and advise how to register on Hous...
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01
February
2016
Leeds residents are being asked to blow the whistle on housing cheats. That’s the message of the third Yorkshire and Humber Tenancy Fraud Awareness week. Running from 1 to 5 February, social landlords across the region are again joining forces ...
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28
January
2016
Residents in north west Leeds have been celebrating this week at the official opening of their newly refurbished sheltered homes. Farrar Lane on the edge of Holt Park has undergone a £1.6 million upgrade to provide residents with a warm, spacious ...
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22
January
2016
Rogue landlords in south Leeds are firmly in the sights of the council and fire service who have been awarded £70,000 to bring problem properties up to scratch. The successful bid to the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) will a...
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