Better housing standards for tenants

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Leeds is seeking to make sure new homes in the city are built to standards which will make them among the best of their kind in the country.

Coun Peter Gruen, Executive Member for neighbourhoods, planning and personnel, said: “We are focussed at meeting one of the biggest challenges Leeds faces, providing quality, accessible homes to meet the city’s growing population, while protecting the quality of the environment and respecting community identity.

“Increasingly we want to make sure homes are flexible, adaptable and accessible and that they are comfortable, convenient and safe too. “

He said 70,000 new homes were needed in Leeds by 2028.

“We we want the right homes in the right places at the right times,”he said.

“We do not want to see poorly designed, small and second rate houses in Leeds.”