Could Leeds Get 600 New Homes?
Funding for a new relief road in Leeds means that a development of 600 new homes in the city is set to go ahead.
The Transport Network reported that Leeds City Council has obtained £6.3 million in funding from the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF), which will enable the new east of Otley relief road to be constructed.
Building this 1.5 km stretch of new road will relieve the traffic in Otley town centre and allow two new housing developments to be constructed. Across the two schemes, over 600 homes could be provided. They are still subject to planning permission, but given that local councils are being encouraged to build more homes, it’s likely that it will get the green light.
Of the 600-odd properties, more than 200 are set to be affordable housing. However, this isn’t the only bid that the council has made that could result in more new properties for Leeds.
According to the news provider, the council is waiting to hear the outcome of another funding bid it’s made to HIF, which, if successful, could enable it to deliver over 16,000 new homes across the city.
Leeds City Council is set to invest more in infrastructure over the coming years, with a 30-year plan set out in January detailing all the schemes that are set to improve road and rail links in the city and wider region.
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