Ribbon-cutting celebrates 10 smart new affordable homes in Seacroft

Representatives of affordable housing provider Stonewater met with Leeds City Council to celebrate the completion of 10 one-bedroom houses for affordable rent at Parkside, South Parkway in Seacroft, Leeds.

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A grant of £150,000 from the Homes and Communities Agency has partially financed this development which has been built on the site of former local authority housing.

The energy-efficient homes have all been built to a Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 equivalent standard which helps keep running costs low. Each new home has been provided with a private garden and an allocated parking space.

“As part of Leeds City Council’s Choice Based Letting System, priority of these new homes will go to those already local to the area,” says Jonathan Layzell, Stonewater’s Executive Director for Development. “This will help the many key workers and young families who, thanks to rising housing prices, are often finding themselves priced out of good quality homes near their friends, families and places of work.”

The smart new Stonewater homes have been built as part of the Government’s Affordable Homes Programme 2015/18 and are located on the fringe of a larger Bellway Homes development, less than five miles from Leeds train station.

Councillor Graham Hyde (Labour, Killingbeck & Seacroft) of Leeds City Council, says: “I’m delighted that these new, state-of-the-art, homes have been completed providing much need affordable housing in Seacroft.

“Not only are these homes a boon to people in Killingbeck and Seacroft who might otherwise find themselves priced out of the housing market, but they are also energy-efficient properties which will allow tenants to keep running costs low.”