THE first tenants have moved into their new council homes, built on the site of a former pub in Leeds.
The 22 two-bedroom homes in the Whinmoor area of the city were built by Kier on behalf of Leeds City Council and feature solar panels and fully insulated to ensure they are energy efficient for tenants. Capacity for a potential electric car charging point has also been made available at the new development.
A local youth group has been asked to come up with a name for the new scheme, which is set to be revealed next month.
“We are working extremely hard with a range of partners to meet the significant housing challenge that exists in our city,” said Councillor Debra Coupar, the city council’s executive member for communities “
It is great news therefore to see a scheme such as this one in Whinmoor which forms part of our extensive council housing building programme come to fruition… Through our council housing building programme we are determined to ensure that every home meets the highest possible standards for our tenants, and we have worked closely with Kier to ensure this is the case at this particular development.”