Leeds & West Yorkshire

New homes plan for empty Leeds stores

A row of empty shops in Leeds is being turned into social housing for people over 55.

The scheme will see shops converted in 22 flats at Chapel Hill in Morley.

Leeds City Council said the £4m development would be environmentally friendly, with solar roof tiles generating electricity for the homes.

The authority said the flats would be aimed at older people who were currently living in much-needed family-sized council homes in the area.

The work is expected to be complete by March 2011.

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