Have your say on plans for community-led housing in New Wortley


New Wortley residents can have their say on plans to build community-led housing in their inner city community. BILL GRAHAM, from New Wortley Community Centre, explains more about a series of consultation events where people can have their saY …

New Wortley Community Association (NWCA) has successfully secured a grant to develop an exciting new community-led housing project in West Leeds.

Consultation: Just one of the ideas for new housing in New Wortley.

The project has community involvement in the design, which has been embedded through continuous and open consultation.

Working with and listening to the community has resulted in a multitude of potential plans and schemes and we want to showcase the work done to date and collect the community view of how we will proceed.

From 27th February a week-long exhibition, with Leeds Beckett University School of Architecture and Design, will showcase the community-led ideas and be an opportunity for more community input for the future of the Holdforths, Clydes and Bruces.

Some of the great ideas suggested include

  • housing,
  • green gyms,
  • community orchards,
  • allotments,
  • better parking,
  • creative communal areas,
  • and more.

All have been designed with safety and creating a better environment in mind.

On 1st March we will also be holding an OPEN HOUSING COMMITTEE MEETING at the community centre from noon, where you can meet the locally led committee and contribute to plans for the area.

NWCA has adopted an approach of working with and being led by the community to improve the quality of life by attracting investment, investing time, and resources into the immediate area.

We have created 20 jobs for local people and seen more than 30 volunteers move into employment in the past 18 months.

We have also seen the launch of our new centre in May 2017 and plans are under way to build a new children’s play area to the side of the old building.


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