Category: Housing

  • UNAUTHORISED TRAVELLERS ENCAMPMENT – BEDQUILTS, ADEL

    I have been in contact with the Council, the Police and the University in relation to the unauthorised traveller site that has been set up on Bedquilts in Adel. Below are the updates I have received. In addition you may find the attached link helpful in relation to national guidance on enforcement action in these…

  • Council needs to ‘think outside the box’ to help bring empty properties back into use

    The Council needs to make more progress to tackle the 5,000 homes in Leeds that have stood empty for more than six months – but I am praising the government’s latest round of investment in the region to address the problem The government’s latest £40.8 million investment across the country in bringing empty properties back…

  • REVIEW OF ALMOs

    Below is the text of a letter I have sent to the press in respect of the ongoing review of the ALMOs (Arms Length Management Organisation) who have responsibility for the council housing in Leeds.  Dear Sir, The Council is looking to change the way it delivers housing services in Leeds (‘Leeds council housing shake…

  • REPAIRS CONTRACT FOR COUNCIL PROPERTIES UNSATISFACTORY

    I submitted a question to November’s Council Meeting, following a failure by the Council’s contractor, Morrison, to bring sufficient empty properties (voids) up to a lettable standard – despite them receiving a Performance Warning Notice in August 2012.  A decision has already been made to transfer major adaptations’ work from Morrison to the East North…

  • HOUSING GROWTH IN LEEDS

     As you may be aware the issue of housing numbers and housing growth are of concern throughout the city and at the Executive Board meeting of the Council due to take place this Wednesday, 2nd November, two reports that may be of interest to you are due to be debated. In order to access the…

  • Wayland Approach overgrown foliage/bushes

    In reference to the levels of overgrown foliage and the reported fly tipping at the rear of Wayland Approach, as it faces the school and can confirm that I took this issue up with West North West Homes and I have been advised that they have cleaned this up and cut back a lot of the…