Town Councillors meet developer to push for more affordable homes for rent

28/09/2018

Morley Town Councillors along with City Council colleagues met with the housing developer Persimmons to discuss options to increase the number of affordable homes for rent at a proposed housing site at Laneside Farm in Churwell.  The planning proposal, which is likely to be lodged over the next few weeks, has already been agreed at the outline stage, which means some development will go ahead.

The Laneside Farm site could provide over 75 new affordable homes along with a site for a new primary school, if planning permission is given.

Councillor Robert Finnigan said “We opposed development on this greenfield site but Leeds City Council granted planning permission for some development on this site.  It is our job to get the best deal for Morley residents and we are meeting with the developer to push our case for an increase in the number of affordable homes for rent at this proposed development at Laneside Farm.  Although a new primary school for Morley is welcome, we have asked for a clear timetable of how and when this is to be provided.  We have also asked the developer to offer more options for older people, perhaps with the provision of bungalows at affordable rents, which could free up larger council homes to accommodate families on Morley’s waiting list.”

Councillors will receive a further briefing on the development next month.

 

Last modified: 28/09/2018