We are delighted to announce we have received planning consent for our proposed affordable housing scheme at Mistress Lane in Armley.

The scheme will comprise of 28 one and two-bed apartments and 6 family houses, which will be built to high environmental standards, and will be available as a mix of affordable rent and shared ownership.

The scheme, which has had a long period of design and planning, involved extensive consultation with local people in shaping the proposals, particularly around the mix of housing, and the plans for the community open space around the site.

Jimm Reed, Development Director at LCH said: “Our aim with all our projects is to involve local people in the process of shaping their communities. To that end, we will continue to engage the Armley community – some of whom may be future residents, in co-creating the homes and spaces we are going to be making at Mistress Lane.

“We are grateful for the support of Leeds City Council, who have actively supported community housing over the years and encouraged us in our plans for the development of the site. We would also like to acknowledge the funding from Power to Change and the Homes England Community Housing Fund, which made it possible to develop the plans to this stage”.

A significant part of the funding for this scheme will be from ordinary people who invested in community shares in LCH at its launch in 2018. That issue raised over £400,000 and much of that investment will go towards the Mistress Lane scheme.

The LCH team are now a big step nearer to building the new homes and hope to be starting work on site by April 2022.

The site was previously occupied by council flats which were demolished in the early 2000s.