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Revised Leeds housing target “may be in region of 55,000 homes” (not 70,000)

Controversial figures for the number of houses Leeds is going to need over the coming years look likely to be revised downwards later this year by a significant amount. The Labour council’s housing target of 70,000 new homes (from 2014-28) … Continue reading

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Leeds councillors to vote on no-eviction policy for tenants in “bedroom tax” arrears

Councillors in Leeds vote on Wednesday whether to adopt a policy not to evict council tenants who have had their benefits cut due to the “bedroom tax”. The proposal is being put to a full meeting of the council by Liberal Democrat … Continue reading

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Council breaks silence over Leeds PFI housing delay – hoping for start in spring

Leeds City Council has broken its silence over what’s holding up the start of its troubled PFI council housing project. It says it now hopes work can get under way in spring. A statement today from housing chief Cllr Peter … Continue reading

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Council making no promises on troubled Leeds PFI housing scheme till contracts signed

Council chiefs have confirmed that contracts have still not been signed for the troubled PFI regeneration scheme for three inner-city areas of Leeds. Asked yesterday at a meeting of Leeds City Council whether the project was on time and on … Continue reading

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Council leaders being briefed tomorrow on rising costs of Leeds PFI housing project

Delays caused by Whitehall and difficulties in the finance market have led to significant changes to Leeds City Council’s latest Private Finance Initiative (PFI) project – to refurbish and build homes in three areas of the city. And some of … Continue reading

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Long-term empty homes slashed by a third in Leeds in 2010-11

Leeds City Council has announced that the number of long-term empty homes in the city was slashed by a third in 2010-11. I say “announced”, but the figures have been released buried in a State of the City Report that’s … Continue reading

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