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Leeds Ranks Amongst UK Top House Builders

The building of new homes has been a priority for successive governments for decades now, but the delivery of these new homes nationwide has been spotty at best. With councils placing varying degrees of emphasis on home building plans and the economic crash...

HS2 Delay Could Affect Leeds Housing Market

The Times has revealed that the Northern section of HS2 could be delayed by a further year. The disclosure refutes Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announcement last summer that the tabling of the bill for phase 2b – Crewe to Manchester,...

Yorkshire Property Hotspots Revealed

Property values in the UK can vary wildly from postcode to postcode, shifting with the types of housing stock available, transport links, schools, culture and job prospects. Zooming out slightly and looking at the overall picture in the UK, it’s clear...

Council Urged to Reduce Targets to Protect Green Belt Land

Late last year, it emerged that following consultation, Leeds City Council would debate cut their housing target from 70,000 by 2028 to just shy of 52,000 . The reasons for the potential change were numerous, including a lower than initially thought demand...

Government Set Out Stall for HS2 Growth in Leeds

  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...

Leeds House Price Growth Warning

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...

Leeds Sees Double Development Plan

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...

Leeds Council Site Hailed

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...

Vacated Leeds Industrial Site in Transformation Bid

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...

UK House Prices Fall at Fastest Rate for Almost Eight Years

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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