Three neighbourhoods in Leeds will soon benefit from a major £142 million investment which will deliver in the region of 1000 new homes on brownfield land.
The scheme will pave the way for employment and training opportunities for local people over the next eight years.
Working in partnership with Leeds City Council and Strata, housing and community regeneration specialist, Keepmoat, will redevelop 13 sites in the Seacroft, Halton Moor and Osmandthorpe areas of Leeds.
The scheme will serve to provide much-needed, quality affordable homes and purchasing initiatives such as Help to Buy, which will offer aspiring home owners a real opportunity of getting on the housing ladder.
The scheme will also provide considerable work opportunities including apprenticeships and training placements to address skills shortages and ensure that local people will get the maximum benefit of this investment in these areas.
As a major landowner in the city, the council has committed to ensuring development takes place on brownfield land first. Currently, around 70 per cent of all new homes in Leeds are being delivered on brownfield sites.
Ian Hoad, operations director for Keepmoat in Yorkshire, said: “We are actively expanding our presence in West Yorkshire, where we see a real appetite for new homes. With 95% of our developments built on brownfield land we are perfectly placed to deliver this scheme and we’re thrilled to have been selected as chosen developer alongside Strata.
“Working in partnership with Strata will allow us to accelerate the delivery of these new homes, with the target of achieving 150 properties per annum.”