Holmsley Lane, Woodlesford, Leeds
Holmsley Lane, Woodlesford, Leeds
62 one and two bedroom Apartment Extra Care Scheme
Woodlesford, south east of Leeds City Centre, West Yorkshire
Leeds City Council, Home Group and Homes England
All apartments will available for affordable rent.
- Planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore assisted in securing planning permission in June 2021.
- Part of Leeds City Council’s £30 million housing programme to construct over 1000 new homes by 2028.
- The Woodlesford scheme completion is anticipated forearly 2024.
- 100% of the units built will be available as affordable rental properties.
- The scheme will provide 24 hour emergency care and planned extra care services to support residents.
- Enhanced community facilities including café, salon and landscaped communal gardens will be accessible for residents and local community use.
“The development of Extra Care housing is central to the council’s response to the changing demands for social care. With this project delivering 62 new one and two bed apartments, it is an important step to ensuring that we can meet the increasing demand for elderly residents to remain at home, whilst ensuring the quality of care remains consistent.”
Councillor Fiona Venner, Leeds City Council Executive Member for Adult and Children Social Care and Health Partnerships
In June 2020 planning permission was granted by Leeds City Council on the next phase of their innovative multi-million pound project to deliver improved independent supported living accommodation across Leeds. The Woodlesford scheme will be the third of four Extra Care developments Lovell Later Living is working in partnership with Leeds City Council and specialist housing Registered Provider, Home Group to deliver. This scheme along with Amblers Orchard and Greenmill Gardens will continue to address the need to grow the council’s housing stock, meet the increasing demand and create in total, a thousand new homes for Leeds residents by 2028..
The Woodlesford Extra Care scheme will comprise of 62 one and two bedroom apartments, all of which will be available for affordable rent to over 55’s and persons with disabilities. The development will also include a guest suite for family or friends to book out as needed, enabling easy visits from family and friends to ensure residents can always have access to support, both physically and mentally.
The scheme design will include dementia friendly communal spaces, an assisted bathing suite and assistive technology to help residents to live independently. A café and salon will be open to the public as well as residents, to encourage residents to become a part of the local community of Woodlesford Lock, just 5 miles south of Leeds City Centre.
“We want residents to remain active for longer, be less isolated and feel empowered to do the things they love. Our services also encourage engagement with the local community, including the creation of shared facilities and amenities that everyone can enjoy.”
Sally Parsons, Director of Housing and Support at Home Group
“The Woodlesford development is anticipated to complete in early 2024 and we hope to be seeking planning approval for the fourth extra care development before the end of this year.
“Lovell Later Living is working closely with Leeds City Council to identify further developments across the city to accelerate development of solutions for people in later life, to create the right environment for people to live well and age well, which builds on creating place by the provision of appropriate housing with access to vital services supporting people to remain in their own home.”
Paula Broadbent, Managing Director, Lovell Later Living
Planning consent for this scheme, the third Lovell Later Living are developing in partnership with Leeds City Council, Registered Provider Home Group and Homes England, marks a further milestone in this partnership journey.