New affordable houses welcomed in Swinnow

22 January 2019

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Eight new affordable homes have just been completed for local housing association Connect Housing on Harley Green, Swinnow.

The properties have two bedrooms and are designed to be highly energy-efficient. They have been built on a former garage site, the only Leeds City Council-owned housing site in the Pudsey ward big enough to sustain a development.

Councillor Richard Lewis (Lab, Pudsey), who has been involved with the scheme from the beginning, says he’s ‘relieved’ to see it finally delivered. He said:

“It’s been a long hard slog with this scheme. It was even shelved for two years when government changes to housing association finance rules made it unviable. Now I’ve seen the finished product, I can say the pain was worth it.”

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