Land sale finalised for new Armley affordable homes development

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The site of the community-led housing development in Mistress Lane

Plans for 34 community led affordable homes in Armley have moved a step closer to reality after council chiefs agreed to sell the land.

As previously reported, independent community land trust Leeds Community Homes aims to build the new energy efficient new properties off Mistress Lane and is running a £500,000 community share offer to enable work to start at the site.

The project will deliver a mixture of one, two and three bedroom homes and apartments on an area of currently vacant land near the centre of Armley.

A council report has revealed that the local authority has this week agreed to declare the land surplus to requirements. It adds: “The disposal of the site will generate a capital receipt providing support to the council’s expenditure programme and financial position.”

The amount the land will be sold for has been classed as confidential by the council.

The homes are due to be a mix of flats and family houses for rent and sale, plus a shared communal space. They will be insulated to a high standard and also include solar panels (PV), air source heat pumps and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery systems for all the homes, meaning that they will have a much lower carbon impact than most new and existing buildings. Residents will see this benefit in lower energy bills. 

Work is due to start on the site in April 2024.

The council report can be read in full here.

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