Housing development ‘could boost local economy by £3m’

News / 19 February 2014

A Planning Application for 45 new homes has been submitted to Leeds City Council for a new development in Scholes, Leeds.

The development on Morwick Grove is a joint venture between David Wilson Homes and GMI Development.  It will see 45 family homes built, creating more than 43 jobs and boosting the local economy by £3m, it is claimed.  It comes after a planning inspector’s recent report, which agreed with estimates that 70,000 new homes, or 4,375 homes a year, are needed in Leeds between 2012 and 2028.

A spokesman for David Wilson Homes Yorkshire West and GMI said:  “We believe the inspector’s conslusions place a great emphasis on the need to release land for new homes immediately, in order to meet the city’s housing needs.

“This is exacly what our planning application at Scholes seeks to do.”

(Taken from an article in published in the Yorkshire Evening Post on Monday 17 February 2014)