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February
2013
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New affordable housing comes to Cross Green


Construction has started on a new affordable housing development in Cross Green.



Chevin Housing Association Ltd, a member of the Together Housing Group working in partnership with Leeds City Council have commenced development of the 21 new affordable homes in Cross Green.



The development, on a former cleared housing site in the St Hildas area of Cross Green, will be made up of 13 two bedroom and 8 three bedroom houses which, once completed, will be allocated to people from the Leeds Housing register. It is expected that the scheme will be completed in Autumn 2013



The houses are designed to achieve code for sustainable homes level 3, which includes high levels of thermal insulation, along with the use of enhanced construction details will ensure that lost energy will be kept to a minimum. In addition all houses will have energy efficient lighting and boilers with zone control ensuring householders will benefit from lower fuel bills.



Chevin Housing Association and Leeds City Council have also worked closely with local residents and ward members to ensure that a section of the site will be improved as a new community open space.



Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council executive board member for development and the economy said:



“It is great to see Chevin HA building new affordable homes in Cross Green and working closely with the local community to ensure benefits to the area are maintained.



“The new homes will continue to support the council in achieving its aim of increasing the number of affordable homes for the city in addition to providing regeneration benefits for the local community.”



Chevin Housing Association managing director, Amanda Garrard said:



“We’re delighted to have begun work on such a fantastic development.”

“The Together Housing Group is building new properties all over the north of England as part of our development programme and this is another example of our commitment to provide energy efficient, affordable housing.”





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Cat Milburn, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 247 4450

Email: Catherine.milburn@leeds.gov.uk