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August
2013
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New affordable housing comes to Pudsey




Caption: The new homes at Waterloo Mount, Pudsey



A new development at Waterloo Mount in Pudsey has brought 22 new affordable family homes to west Leeds.



Developed by Yorkshire Housing, working in partnership with Leeds City Council and the Homes and Communities Agency, the development comprises of affordable two and three bedroom family homes.



The scheme complements the development of 45 affordable properties that were delivered in the summer of 2012 by Yorkshire Housing on Waterloo Grove and Mount.



As well as providing much needed affordable homes for the city, Yorkshire Housing and build contractor Strategic Team Group were also able to create a number of new job opportunities for local people as part of the project.



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



“It is good to see a further 22 affordable homes being brought to the city and continuing to grow the affordable housing stock across Leeds.



“Working with partners such as Yorkshire Housing is one way the council are trying to stimulate housing growth across the city.



“Bringing new housing to communities in Leeds gives a real boost both in terms of employment in the local area and by providing regeneration benefits for the community.”



Ged Walsh, Yorkshire Housing business and development director said:



“The previous development on Waterloo Grove and Mount has proved popular so it is great to be able to offer families more affordable housing options in an area where there is high demand. The development is a mixture of two and three bedroomed homes. Some of the homes are split level which offers families an attractive space and makes best use of the geography of the site. All homes are well insulated with efficient boilers, helping to keep down energy bills.



“We need to continue to invest in building affordable homes which meets the needs of families and boost the local economy by creating jobs in the construction industry.”



The properties which have been built to the Code for Sustainable Homes level 3 benefit from higher levels of energy efficiency and thermal comfort.





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