Developer Looking To Start Major Leeds Housing Project

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Developer Looking To Start Major Leeds Housing Project

Developer Looking To Start Major Leeds Housing Project

Developer CEG has applied for permission to begin demolition work ahead of beginning a major new residential construction project in Leeds.

The Yorkshire Post reported that CEG is hoping to start the “advance infrastructure and enabling works” at the South Bank site, which includes demolishing the vacant Globe Works site in addition to a number of other buildings.

But the demolition works aren’t the only things that need to be done before the firm can hire scaffolding contractors in Leeds and get on with the main building phase. It will also undertake archaeological investigations and create a temporary wall for the city’s Flood Alleviation Scheme.

The CEG development will create up to 750 new homes, office blocks that are between five and 40 storeys high, new retail outlets and leisure facilities.

In its planning statement to Leeds City Council, the developer stated: “The grant of permission for these works will support the early delivery of the redevelopment of this prominent brownfield site and this application should be approved without delay.”

According to the newspaper, the council could make its decision by 15 November.

Residential construction work around the UK has been picking up in recent months, in part driven by the government’s push to deliver more new homes around the country. However, last month analysis of government house building data showed that Leeds is one of the most prolific areas for residential construction in the UK.

Only Tower Hamlets in London and Cornwall were named as locations where more new homes were being built.