Leeds City Council offering 30% towards costs of capital developments in city

Leeds City Council is offering up to 30% towards the costs of capital developments for new social housing for rent in the city.

The grant funding from the Right to Buy replacement programme is part of their wider housing growth programme. Successful providers will be responsible for the remaining 70%. Preferred schemes include housing to meet the needs of: older people (particularly Extra Care); small households; larger families; and families with a disabled family member.

Proposed schemes for affordable housing, bringing long term empty homes back into use or co-investment with other developers (including mixed tenure developments) would be welcome.

Designs should support the delivery of the Leeds Standard through being innovative, suitable for modern living, and meet high standards of energy efficiency.

The Council open to suggestions for using land it has identified as suitable for development but is keen to hear from providers who already have land available.

For further information email james.kilroy@leeds.gov.uk.