Keepmoat Homes celebrate first partnership with Leeds City Council with official launch of New Forest Development

Housebuilder and community regeneration specialist, Keepmoat Homes is celebrating its first development in partnership with Leeds City Council with the grand opening of its much-anticipated New Forest scheme in Middleton, Leeds.

Partners from Leeds City Council and Keepmoat came together (6th October) to cut the ribbon and unveil the new development.

The occasion not only celebrated a new working partnership with Leeds City Council but also another important milestone for the developer in the region.

Since work began on site earlier this year, strong community links have already been formed as part of a broad engagement programme to improve facilities in the neighbourhood. To date, local clubs and initiatives such as Friends of Middleton Park, The Great Middleton Park Show, the Equestrian Centre and Middleton U8’s Football Club have all benefited from Community Engagement and Investment, with many more plans in the pipeline.

The New Forest development will contribute towards addressing housing needs across the city, with Keepmoat Homes set to deliver 93, two and three-bedroom homes all with an affordable price tag, over three years, in partnership with Leeds Federated Housing Association who are to deliver the affordable housing on site

Despite the new development still being in its infancy, with work on site only starting in February, Keepmoat Homes have already taken considerable off plan sales and already has 24 homes reserved. It is hoped the development’s now launched show homes will be open to the public on Saturday 7th October 2017, helping give the scheme a further boost.

Dan Crew, Land & Partnerships Director for Keepmoat Homes, said:

“We’ve been delighted to form a new working partnership with Leeds City Council and are extremely proud of the community relationships we have built in Middleton so far. We are excited to continue work on the New Forest development and plan to continue working closely with all parties to create a vibrant new community, which will hopefully leave a lasting and positive legacy in Middleton.”

Councillors Blake, Truswell and Groves (Labour, Middleton Park) said:

“Middleton requires a mix of property types to meet the area’s increasing housing needs. Properties with affordable rents or lower cost ownership are a key part of addressing that need. While it is difficult under the present financial climate to provide the most appropriate range of housing, we are pleased to have this new provision from Keepmoat to add to the mix. It will help to meet some local people’s aspiration for low cost ownership and affordable rents.”

The new homes will be available in a variety of two and three-bedroom designs. All new properties will be available to purchase with the Government Help to Buy initiative, as well as with Keepmoat Homes’ EasyMove scheme, where the housebuilder helps make selling the vendor’s home easier.

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