Cash boost of £400k for Leeds community areas
- 24 January 2013
- From the section Leeds & West Yorkshire
Three open spaces have received almost £400,000 in funding from housing developers to improve areas in Leeds for local communities.
Queen's Park in Pudsey, Rodley Park, and a community garden in Woodhouse have all been allocated money.
Queen's Park will get two new play areas and a new multi-use games area in a make-over costing £290,000.
Rodley Park will get a £77,000 grant and the community garden at Marlborough Towers more than £30,000.
Leeds City councillor Peter Gruen, said: "It is important that developers in the city, who do not, or are unable to provide sufficient open space as part of their development pay a financial contribution..."
The council said it had collected almost £12m from housing developers over 10 years.
It said the money had been invested in a wide range of projects including woodland planting, new paths, park furniture, skate parks, and hard-surfaced games areas to improve facilities.