Councillor calls for estate improvements

Coun Dawson says improvements need to be made to Glen Road. ((D521H302)
Coun Dawson says improvements need to be made to Glen Road. ((D521H302)

A councillor is lobbying for two housing estates in Morley to be given priority funding to resolve issues he says is affecting tenant satisfaction.

Coun Neil Dawsonhas asked for a share of a £3m Leeds City Council pot to be allocated towards rectifying problems on Glen Road and in the area around Dean Hall Close and Wynyard Drive.

Residents on Glen Road, to the east of the town centre, have complained that inadequate parking has caused some drivers to park on grass verges and pavements in the vicinity, leaving the grass chewed up and limited space for pedestrians.

Elsewhere, land between Dean Hall Close and garages on Wynyard Drive has become untidy with long grass, footpath weeds and broken fencing littering the area, which homeowners insist is need of improvement.

Coun Dawson said: “The parking situation on Glen Road has been an issue for a long time and residents have continually called for improvements.

“I have asked the council to make this the number one priority for Morley South and I am hopeful this project will be approved to help alleviate the parking issues on Glen Road.”

Should the projects be approved, the funding will be taken from the council’s Housing Revenue Account Budget for 2014/15, set aside to improve the environmental quality of housing estates and improve tenant satisfaction.

The budget for this was set at £3m by the council’s Executive Board, with councillors then able to make submissions for specific neighbourhoods and estates.

The local authority named parking, community safety, improving the environment and recycling as the four main areas of priority.