Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Leeds signs £142m regeneration deal
Leeds City Council has signed a multi-million pound deal to develop new housing on brownfield sites.
The £142 million deal was signed with housing and restorations specialists Keepmoat and Strata and will see around 1,000 new homes developed on brownfield land.
The communities in Seacroft, Halton Moor and Osmondthorpe will benefit from the deal, which the Council says will provide jobs and training opportunities across 13 sites, as well as providing new homes.
The plans come as part of the city’s Core Strategy, which targets the delivery 66,000 new homes in the city by 2028. Planning applications are expected later in 2016 with work starting on site in 2017.
Leeds City Council’s executive member for regeneration, transport and planning Councillor Richard Lewis, said: “With a clear focus on redeveloping brownfield land first we can lead the way in ensuring important new housing in Leeds is delivered.
“Using council land in a planned and co-ordinated way like this allows us to work with partners such as Keepmoat, Strata and others so that there is a supply of suitable, affordable, quality homes that meets Leeds’ need now and in the future.”