Carmel Harrison

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Lib Dem’s stand up for Sugar Hill residents

by carmelharrison on 28 November, 2018

RESIDENTS of Sugar Hill Close could have certainty over their homes if Leeds City Council adopt a proposal from my fellow Lib Dem councillor, Stewart Golton.
At Monday’s Outer South Community Committee he tabled a motion that the local authority buy the 71 Airey homes that are currently owned by Pemberstone’s.  His proposal received unanimous support afte he amended it due to the intervention of Morley Labour Councillor, Neil Dawson.
The developer wants to demolish them and has put a plan into LCC to build 74 homes on the same piece of land.  It would mean the existing residents would have to move adding pressure to the local authority’s already difficult housing problem.
Residents of the homes outlined their case to the OSCC and the threat of homelessness that has been hanging over them since Pemberstone’s announced their plans in summer 2017.
For the more than 200 people who live there the uncertainty about their futures is concerning, which is why Cllr Golton proposed the plan.
“Leeds City Council has new powers to borrow to increase their housing stock. If they bought these Airey Homes they would be safeguarding them for the existing residents and adding to their housing stock,” he told fellow councillors and Rothwell residents.

Read his full proposal in the picture with amendment.

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