Strata and Keepmoat Homes have commenced development on sites at Brooklands Avenue, York Road and Kentmere Approach in Seacroft and Cartmell Drive in Halton Moor.
These developments form the intial phase of Leeds City Council’s £140m Brownfield Development Programme. The overall programme will help to regenerate the neighbourhoods of Seacroft, Halton Moor and Osmondthorpe, delivering almost 1,000 new homes. A further 700 homes will be delivered on land to the rear of Seacroft hospital with the entire investment creating 900 new jobs.
Chief Executive of Strata, Andrew Weaver, commented: “We are extremely pleased to be a part of an exciting and unique partnership that will not only meet local housing requirements but also deliver on so many different levels; from enhancing the local community through to developing skills as a result of the local job opportunities that it will create.”
Keepmoat and Strata secured planning permission for 13 significant developments sites across East Leeds. The development follows the marketing of the sites as a package by the Council in 2015, which has worked closely with both developers over the last 18 months.
Keepmoat Homes and Strata Homes will be delivering 1,700 new houses in total over 10 years, aimed at local residents – averaging 150 new homes per year. This includes the delivery of 700 new homes on land to the rear of Seacroft Hospital which is the largest single development site.
Ian Hoad, Managing Director of Keepmoat West Yorkshire, said: “This is an exciting time for Leeds as the city undergoes some major changes. We’re delighted to be delivering much needed houses to local residents, as part of Leeds City Council’s extensive regeneration vision, as well as providing local jobs and training opportunities. The brownfield sites offer huge potential for redevelopment which the Council has recognised and we look forward to working with Strata Homes to make the vision a reality.”
Both developers have also pledged their commitment to the successful regeneration of the neighbourhoods through the provision of work experience opportunities and continued engagement with local communities and schools.
Pictured, from left to right, are: Ian Hoad, Regional Managing Director West Yorkshire at Keepmoat Homes, Cllr Brian Selby, Leeds City Council, Cllr Graham Hyde, Leeds City Council, Cllr Catherine Dobson, Leeds City Council and Andrew Weaver, Chief Executive of Strata.