New approach brings more housing to the city
As part of the council’s commitment to deliver more homes to the city, Leeds City Council have approved two applications for land on protected areas of search for small housing developments.
Under the new policy approved by the executive board earlier this year, some small sustainably located protected areas of search land can be released in advance of the final site allocation plan.
The developments located at Fleet Lane in Oulton and Royds Lane in Rothwell will both offer local training and employment opportunities during the construction of the developments with at least 15% of the housing provided being affordable and contributions to the provision of much needed accommodation for older people in the area. Both developments will make a greenspace contributions as well as money being put towards education at both sites.
Both areas in south Leeds offer a small sustainable areas of land, less than 10 hectares in size which are located close to main urban areas.
Councillor Peter Gruen, Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for neighbourhoods, planning and support services said:
“As part of our future plans to stimulate the housing market and meet the needs of particular parts of Leeds we have agreed to release some greenfield sites in advance of the LDF site allocations process.
“Our policy of being able to release small sustainably located PAS land for housing development will help assist Leeds in strengthening its supply of deliverable housing land ahead of adoption of the Leeds Site Allocations Development Plan.
“All sites have to be decided on their own merits. In the case of both these sites, it has been determined that they are not required for alternative use and both are less than 10 hectares in size. Having looked at the individual circumstances, including those relating to location and impact, alongside all relevant policies used by the Council, these sites have been approved for development.”
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