News from APL

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Leeds is a fantastically vibrant city. Bustling with culture, commerce and business, it’s a hub not just for the North, but for the entirety of England, boasting one of the strongest banking sectors in the country, alongside massive influence in the...
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Proposals to slash the housing target for Leeds are set to go before Leeds City Council’s executive board on the 13 th of December, potentially cutting the housing target to just shy of 52,000 from 70,000. The change would mean that more than half...
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A major new factory-built eco-home development from forward thinking firm Citu is set to be built in Leeds, known as the Climate Innovation District. Citu first came to public attention in 2004 when they created Greenhouse in Beeston, South Leeds, a block...
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Fracking, the process of hydraulically fracturing the ground in order to release natural gas (or oil), is a deeply contentious issue. On one side, those suggesting that we should be looking towards renewable sources, rather than pouring money into finite...
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300-Home Leeds Development Approved as Hotel Plans Submitted The development of Leeds City Centre continues apace, but as with any growing city, housing is needed to support the plethora of new jobs being created. At the council, plans are being drawn up...
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Leeds City Council is to discuss the possible construction of a new, state of the art, city-centre training ground and development facility for Leeds United. The council’s board will meet this Wednesday (October 18 th ) to review a recommendation that...
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To know Yorkshire is to love it. To live in it? Well, that’s both an honour and a privilege. As the UK’s largest county and one of its most populous, Yorkshire is a vital part of the country, with dozens of towns and cities of note within its...
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In what is yet another incredibly positive sign regarding Leeds’ growth and increasing stature in the country, the Government have announced that a total of 6,000 civil servants are to be relocated to a new Government Hub in the city. It’s the...
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A new report has suggested that ministers should set regional housing targets to ensure that the tens of thousands of homes which are needed in the future are built. The research, commissioned for major housing associations, also suggested that Yorkshire...
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Leeds City Council have revised their controversial housing targets, slashing their projections of new homes needed in the city over the next decade by 21%, in a move which has surprised many. The authority had originally predicted that 70,000 new homes...
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Unlike many towns and cities, Leeds has changed quite significantly over the last decade. Though it was still an economic and cultural hub in 2007, its shopping sector was significantly smaller, as was its housing stock, which has been boosted by a number of...
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Leeds city council have major plans to help realise their vision of a Leeds South Bank and high-speed rail regeneration by launching a new bid for Government funding next month, which may trigger a new city centre housing boom. Council executives have...
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A lack of new homes entering the market has meant that house prices have risen despite the fall in consumer incomes and political uncertainty that the UK has witnessed over recent months. The news comes from Nationwide, the leading building society in the...
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Buying property in Leeds is one of the smartest investments you can make at the moment. From the city centre which boasts a plethora of jobs in a variety of industries to the sheer range of culture and entertainment, it’s a wonderful city to live and...
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When it comes to triangles and Yorkshire, you’re probably more inclined to think rhubarb rather than gold. However, when we’re talking about property, gold is the perfect descriptor for the value of houses between Leeds, York and Harrogate. ...
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Burberry have put a pin in plans to revive the iconic Temple Works mill in Holbeck and delayed a decision on whether to build a new factory next door to the James Combe designed building for at least another year. The news comes despite a pick-up in sales,...
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Leeds United’s new owner Andrea Radrizzani has announced the buyback of the clubs’ historic football ground, Elland Road, sparking delight amongst fans. The ground had been out of the clubs’ ownership for 13 years after being sold to...
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As the UK comes to grips with an election few could have predicted just a month ago, many are turning towards the UK’s economy for reassurance that the uncertainty hasn’t spread to our prosperity. One key indicator of economic confidence comes...
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Conservatives Back Down on Plan  to Build More Socially Rented Property With the general election imminent and policies from all the major parties coming under significant scrutiny, it’s certainly no time to be performing policy U-turns. However,...
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For the first time since the financial crash in 2009, house prices have fallen for the third month in a row. The fall further dragged down annual growth numbers, which hit just 2.1% in May – the lowest in four years, adding further fuel to the fire...
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When it comes to selling your home, there are certain times of the year which are better than others. Traditionally, those are in spring and autumn, leaving summer and winter as the months where demand slows and prices deflate ever so slightly. Whilst...
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Leeds has undergone a remarkable transformation over the last 30 years. Moving distinctly upmarket whilst keeping its strong legacy of employment opportunities across a wide variety of sectors, almost every part of Leeds has seen investment, resulting in a...
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So you’re planning on undertaking a property transaction? Congratulations! Selling or buying a property is a huge step to take, and one which can be a major event in your life. However, it’s a complex task and one which requires more than a...
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The Leeds suburb of Headingley received vital news today as it was revealed that a deal has been struck to ensure funding for the essential redevelopment of the iconic Headingley Stadium. Currently, the cricket ground enjoys a status which means it’s...
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When you’re selling your home, you’ve got a thousand and one plates that you’ve got to keep spinning at the same time. From alerting your energy companies that you’re moving to jumping through hurdles with your bank to land a...