East Leeds – Incinerators get the go ahead

Waste incinerators for east Leeds gets go-ahead from councillors Two power stations that burn waste instead of coal, and will generate power for up to 73,000 homes have been granted planning permission by Leeds City Council. A £200m plant will be built at Skelton Grange by waste management specialist Biffa. The second – which had aroused much more controversy– will be built and run by multi-national Veolia just one mile away on a former market site at Cross Green, the £460m facility will be paid for by a 25 year PFI contract. For the full story please visit: http://theleedscitizen.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/plain-sailing-as-waste-incinerators-for-east-leeds-get-go-ahead-from-councillors/

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Armley – Hands off our Homes meeting – 14th Feb

Hands of our Homes have set up a website with details on how the Bedroom Tax may effect residents in Leeds and a meeting has already been held in Seacroft, with a further meeting being held in Armley on February 14th.

Full details at: http://leedshandsoffourhomes.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/armley-stop-the-bedroom-tax-meeting/

Seacroft – vision to convert Methodist Chapel into Arts Centre

A community arts organisation has revealed its vision to convert Seacroft Methodist Chapel into a bespoke arts and broadcasting centre in the heart of East Leeds. Heads Together has managed to raise the £800,000 plus needed for the conversion of this building. See http://www.thecitytalking.com/news/2013/2/4/community-arts-group-unveils-vision-for-first-east-leeds-art.html#.URIZffISFek  [04/02/2013  Leedsonline]