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Housing standards and growth

A growing population and access to affordable housing are key challenges for us to tackle.  Leeds has over 57,000 council houses which often need maintaining to improve living standards.  We’re looking at how the latest technology can assist in ensuring homes stay in a good state of repair for longer.

These days, broadband is often considered as a a utility, just like water, electricity and gas.  We’re therefore looking at how we can get broadband access installed in all council houses to help tenants get online as cheaply as possible and enable them get to the most out of what the internet offers.

The council has championed the ‘Leeds Housing Standard’, where the new technologies are being used to ensure new homes are built to be sustainable and energy efficient such as those being built by CITU.