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  Transport has, for decades, been a central driving force for change within Leeds. From the 1970’s dream of the motorway city to endless aborted attempts at creating tram and trolley bus routes, Leeds has constantly shifted and changed in...
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Leeds is, to use an overused phrase, most certainly a ‘city on the up’, but equally, it’s now difficult to remember a time when that wasn’t the case. Smart investment, a vast legal and financial sector, ideal transport links, superb...
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Leeds is something of a development paradise at the moment, with countless developers unveiling grand plans to transform some of its lesser developed areas. Spurred on by a favourable planning environment and strong support from Leeds City Council, there are...
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Over the centuries, Leeds has always been something of a proving ground in the field of council housing. From back to back terraces to tower blocks via iconic structures like the now demolished Quarry Hill Flats, Leeds has often been a bellwether for...
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A Leeds industrial estate which was vacated following the devastating floods of Boxing Day, 2015, could be redeveloped into homes if Prospect Estates “pre-application” information is accepted. The developer wants to create a “new major...
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House prices across Yorkshire and the UK have fallen at their fastest monthly rate for almost eight years in April, adding to signs that the UK housing market is weakening, according to Halifax.   The drop, measuring 3.1%, is the largest since...
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Rivals they may be on the pitch, but there’s something that Huddersfield and Leeds have in common – huge industrial estate deals. Over in Huddersfield, news has hit that global property firm Stenprop has purchased a fully-let industrial estate...
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The rising price of home ownership is traditionally framed as an issue which only affects those in and around London, but the reality of the situation is that despite less rampant growth, everywhere is affected by the issue. Coupled together with rising...
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Leeds City Council has announced the news that they’ve been awarded £7.3m in governmental funding to accelerate plans for more than 600 new homes. The grants come from the Housing Infrastructure Fund and will support new housing developments...
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Delegates from Leeds City Council have taken to the stage at a real estate conference to announce their intention to double the size of Leeds city centre with 16,500 new homes, which includes the expansion of the city centre and the construction of the...
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A new report from professional services firm JLL has predicted a stable housing market and moderate price growth over the next five to ten years. It’s a ‘new housing paradigm’ according to the firm, one which they suggest should be...
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Leeds’ iconic structures have been well looked after in recent years, with City House’s transformation already complete, plans to revamp Leeds Kirkgate Market underway and yet more across the city, but the last decade has seen one building with...
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Leeds City Council’s ambitious and significant Brownfield Development Programme across East Leeds has officially gotten underway. Keepmoat Homes and Strata have now begun development work on sites at Brooklands Avenue, York Road and Kentmere Approach...
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A senior Conservative councilor has called on Leeds City Council to focus less on future housing demands and clear up the present by tackling the “stubborn core” of 5,000 properties in the city which are lying disused. Barry Anderson, the...
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We all know just how amazing it is to live and work in Leeds, but that hasn’t always meant that Leeds has been top of the list for those investing in the UK. Indeed, whilst the likes of London, Birmingham and Manchester have received vast sums from...
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Leeds’ City Centre development is continuing apace in 2018 with revealed plans to transform land around Kirkgate Market into a luxury aparthotel, designed specifically with short-breaks in mind. Details have emerged regarding the new aparthotel being...
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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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