Leeds Federated to build new affordable homes at Halton Moor, Leeds

Leeds Federated to build new affordable homes at Halton Moor, Leeds.

Leeds Federated Housing Association has received planning permission to build 12 new affordable homes at Westminster Crescent, Halton Moor, Leeds.

The homes will be a mix of 2, 3, and 4 bedroomed shared ownership and rent-to-buy* properties which will allow people to get on to the housing ladder. The new development will be built on vacant land currently owned by Leeds Federated and construction work is expected to start in summer 2018 with the homes completed by winter 2019.

Leeds Federated has committed to a programme of housebuilding which is partly funded by £420,000 in Grant funding from the governments Homes and Communities Agency. Leeds Federated has also worked in partnership with Leeds City Council on the scheme.

Head of Development at Leeds Federated, Stephen Ellis said: 
“Leeds City region is a desirable place to live and work, but with its popularity comes an increasing demand for affordable housing. We know that people who are already living in the region are finding it more difficult to get on to the housing ladder, and for those who are new to the area, looking for suitable affordable housing can be overwhelming.
“Our affordable homes programme will see Leeds Federated responding to the demand for properties by building 750 new homes over the next five years.”

The properties were designed by Acanthus WSM Architects with Cushman & Wakefield appointed as Employers Agent.

*Rent-to-buy – Tenants pay a subsidised rent for a few years to help them save up for a mortgage deposit with the aim of buying the property.