Leeds housing plans up for debate

Leader of the Leeds Conservative group Coun Andrew Carter. Picture: Nigel Roddis.
Leader of the Leeds Conservative group Coun Andrew Carter. Picture: Nigel Roddis.
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Ahead of the Leeds City Council (LCC) meeting on housing locations tomorrow (January 13), Conservative councillors will discuss the threat they say is posed to green belt land.

According to the Conservative group, the council’s Core Strategy proposals, which would have 4,943 houses built in the outer north east of Leeds around Wetherby, will see 23 per cent of now housing delivered on protected green belt areas.

They also say there will be a further 20 per cent built on greenfield sites, despite claims to the contrary by LCC leaders.

Group leader Coun Andrew Carter, deputy leader and Wetherby Coun John Procter, and development plan panel member Coun Barry Anderson will be in attendance.

The press conference will take place at 1pm on January 13 in Leeds Civic Hall, 30 minutes before the site allocations discussion held by the development plan panel.

For updates on the meeting follow reporter James Metcalf on twitter: @JRMetcalf92

Go to www.wetherbynews.co.uk tomorrow evening for a report of both meetings.