Terraces demolished for 'affordable' housing scheme
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development
Leeds Federated Housing Association has started work on new homes to replace old, poor quality, back to back terraces which were recently demolished.
The site has suffered from fly-tipping and it is hoped the new properties will improve the environment of the neighbourhood.
The site will deliver six three-bed and two-bed homes available for 'affordable' rent.
A short ground breaking ceremony was held at the site on Arthington Place by Leeds Federated with local Councillors, Leeds City Council officers, representatives from the Homes and Communities Agency and building contractor Torpoint.
The £685,000 scheme has received £122,400 in grant funding from the HCA and is expected to be completed by October.
Matthew Walker, Leeds Federated’s chief executive, said: “We are delighted that work has begun at Arthington Place. The new housing will help to improve the look of the area and provide high quality affordable housing for families in the city.
“We want local neighbourhoods in Leeds to be places people want to live and developments like the Arthingtons are a great boost to the area.”
Abdul A Ravat, area manager at the HCA, added: “This development will make a significant difference to the local community by not only providing new homes but also by removing an eyesore. It is good to see the difference that our partners are making with the help of our investment.”