23
September
2012
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Europe/London

Scott Hall welcomes new family homes to the area


A development of family homes has just been completed in the Scott Halls.



Unity Housing Association in partnership with Leeds City Council and the Homes and Communities Agency have just completed the development of 24 houses for low cost rent and sale.





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All media are invited to the official opening of the development at Scott Hall Square on Friday 28 September at 2pm. Councillor Richard Lewis and a representative from Unity will be available for interview. Please call the press office on 0113 247 4450 to arrange attendance.



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The £2.4million development is made up of 24 two, three and four bed houses, 13 for rent and 11 for low cost sale. The scheme also includes bungalows for older people and two adapted properties for families with disabilities. 10 of the 11 houses for low cost sale have been sold and all the properties for rent have been let to people from the Leeds Housing register



The properties have been built to Lifetime Homes standards and Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, which makes them about 40% more energy efficient than properties built under the current Buildings Regulations.



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



“It is excellent to see the development completed and dedicated completely to affordable housing. It is a great new addition to this local community.



“There is a really good mixture of houses on offer on this site, and it is great to be able to let more properties to people on the Leeds Homes register.”



Wayne Noteman the regeneration director at Unity Housing Association said:

“This development is a great example of how the Council, Homes and Communities Agency, Unity and local people can work together to develop much needed affordable homes that play an important role in raising the standard of housing in the city”.



“To ensure the scheme met the needs and aspirations of the local community a Local Lettings plan was devised in consultation with local ward members”



“This scheme has been able to illustrate the added value of working in partnership, by highlighting the commitment of the contractor Keepmoat to employ a number of local people on this site, support trainees through their NVQ studies and retain some of the operatives on their other sites across the region”.



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For media enquiries, please contact;

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

Email: Catherine.milburn@leeds.gov.uk