New Leeds NW MP Alex Sobel today met residents of Hi-Rise block

Today Alex Sobel was out with his team to visit the Hi-Rise Block in the constituency, and to speak to residents about any concerns they had. Alex says: "I have spoken to Leeds City Council and they reassured me of the seriousness with which fire safety in our blocks is treated. A daily inspection is … Continue reading New Leeds NW MP Alex Sobel today met residents of Hi-Rise block

Council reassures tenants of Leeds’ highrise blocks – cladding used is fire-retardant

The devastating fire at Grenfell highrise flats in London earlier this week has shocked the country. A recent refurbishment – with flammable cladding – has been implicated in the disaster. Inevitably, fears have arisen about similar blocks, and similar refurbishments elsewhere. Leeds City Council has reassured its tenants that the cladding used here is fire … Continue reading Council reassures tenants of Leeds’ highrise blocks – cladding used is fire-retardant

Insecurity: theme of Leeds NW Labour’s guided political discussions. Report and future meetings

The second guided political discussion hosted by the Leeds North West Labour Party was – once again – very successful. Thanks to all members who attended. Special thanks to Dr Charlie Dannreuther from the University of Leeds for delivering another thoroughly interesting and informative talk - on Insecurity. These are great opportunities for informed and … Continue reading Insecurity: theme of Leeds NW Labour’s guided political discussions. Report and future meetings

Leeds Council’s flagship extra care housing in Yeadon shortlisted for award

Last December the multi-million pound, extra care housing scheme, Wharfedale View in Yeadon, was completed. Last Friday it was officially opened by Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council. The development – a mix of apartments for rent, for sale with shared ownership – is a flagship scheme, a first of its kind. It … Continue reading Leeds Council’s flagship extra care housing in Yeadon shortlisted for award

Thurs 26 Jan – Join Headingley and Weetwood Labour Parties to discuss housing solutions locally and nationally

What would a socially just and sustainable housing policy look like? That’s a central question we’ll be discussing at a public meeting with Prof Paul Chatterton (University of Leeds) Thurs 26 January, 7-9 p.m., The New Headingley Club, 56, St Michael’s Lane. We’ll be considering the current crisis in housing and possible ways forward - … Continue reading Thurs 26 Jan – Join Headingley and Weetwood Labour Parties to discuss housing solutions locally and nationally

Leeds Labour calls for greater local control over planning – in interests of Leeds communities

Wednesday 9 November was a Full Council meeting in Leeds. Housing, housing growth & sites were on the agenda. The problems produced by the National Planning Policy Framework will be very familiar to regular readers of this website - in particular the effective reduction in local control over planning decisions, and the extent to which … Continue reading Leeds Labour calls for greater local control over planning – in interests of Leeds communities

More on Housing Policy from Labour’s Redbrick blog

'Looming over the whole of the housing budget, especially those parts that have yet to come on-stream, is of course the referendum result and its likely effects both on the public finances and on the housing market itself. Brandon Lewis would have been received more warmly at this week’s Housing 2016 conference in Manchester if … Continue reading More on Housing Policy from Labour’s Redbrick blog

Leeds Labour Council: determined to find new ways to provide homes in Leeds

Leeds Labour Council is set to explore the possibility of building homes for sale. A detailed examination is to be made of the options for the council to build and sell affordable houses. The move comes as the council considers the implications for the supply of affordable housing to buy and rent of the Tories’ … Continue reading Leeds Labour Council: determined to find new ways to provide homes in Leeds

Leeds Labour Council – working hard to provide high standard homes in all sectors

Why would you vote Labour on May 5th? Because the Labour Council is working hard to provide enough homes of a high standard in all sectors: • Founding of a Leeds Standard for Housing with the intention of this being applied across all new homes. Central to this are minimum space standards, design standards and … Continue reading Leeds Labour Council – working hard to provide high standard homes in all sectors

April 16 – Join Leeds NW Labour Party on March for NHS + Otley gig supporting Junior Doctors

Leeds NW Labour Party is supporting two events backing the NHS tomorrow, Saturday 16 April. MARCH FOR THE NHS Yorkshire march for the NHS – assemble at Leeds Art Gallery for 11.30am Then in the evening there will be a benefit gig organized by Otley and Yeadon Labour Party in support of Junior Doctors [and … Continue reading April 16 – Join Leeds NW Labour Party on March for NHS + Otley gig supporting Junior Doctors