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Leeds set for city centre housing boom

January 20, 2016

Another 6,000 homes could be built in the centre of Leeds after a council report has suggested amending plans to build at two other sites.

The city council has a target of building 70,000 new dwellings by 2028, with the initial 6,000 to be constructed at Temple Works in Holbeck and at a plot by Headley Hall.

However, in a report seen by the Yorkshire Evening Post, the Development Plans Panel has called for alternatives to be considered, saying of Temple Works: “It will be necessary to consider alternative options for delivering the housing targets within this part of the district.”

The other options to be considered should include the city centre, it said.

Like other major cities, Leeds has already seen significant residential development in central areas in recent years.

New apartment buildings include Bridgewater Place, a mixed-use skyscraper that stands 112 m (367 ft) tall, making it the tallest habitable building in Yorkshire.

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