Happy 90th Charlie_ by nyut545e2


									And baby makes three . . .         Joined-up Thinking: A special       We meet Craig Simons, the
presenting a new feature of        four-page colour pull-out on        LjHA’s new project development
pictures from the past Page 5      the Queenshill Development          director designate Page 4

Tenant talk                         Magazine of the Leeds Jewish Housing Tenants’ Association
                                    Number 6                           June 2007/Sivan 5767

Queenshill Lawn’s first resident, Charlie Conway, celebrates a very special birthday. We meet him inside

Happy 90th Charlie!
          You’ll find more information about us on the web at www.ljha.co.uk
Advice Your cut-out-and-keep guide

Help & Information                                    Leeds Jewish Housing Association – Tel: Leeds 203 4910

Security                                                   Addresses and numbers
In case of emergency dial 999
Incident/Non-emergency call 0845 606 0606                  Leeds Jewish Representative Council
Stainbeck Police Station: Leeds 241 3259                   311 Stonegate Road, Leeds, LS17 6AZ              Tel: 269 7520
For general advice on Crime Prevention call                Leeds Jewish Welfare Board
the Crime Reduction Officer on Leeds 241 3239              311 Stonegate Road, Leeds, LS17 6AZ              Tel: 268 4211
If you notice anything unusual or intimidating,            Moorcare
contact the local Police Central Switchboard               1 Queenshill Lawn                                Tel: 203 4914
on Leeds 243 5353 and ask for Communications
                                                           Older People’s Services                 Tel: 268 4211
CST emergency number                                       Citizen’s Advice Bureau
24-hour incident number is 07659 112819                    32 New York Street LS2 7DT   Tel: 0870 120 2450
Follow the instructions and you will be                    Hours: Mondays-Wednesdays & Fridays 9.30am-3.30pm
contacted immediately                                      Tuesdays 9.30am-6.30pm; Thursdays Closed
Confidential helplines
Childline: Freephone 0800 111111                           Other useful contact numbers
The Samaritans:
                                                           Environmental (refuse collection & recycling)   0845 124 0113
Lo-call Linkline: 0345 909090
93 Clarendon Road, Leeds                   Tel: 245 6789   Report anti-social behaviour                    Leeds 3984701
Jewish Women’s Aid for Jewish Women Experiencing
                                                           Noise nuisance (weekday)                        0845 124 011
Domestic Violence:              Freephone 0800 591 203
                                                           Noise nuisance (night & weekends)               Leeds 2407361
LJHA repairs
                                                           Street lights and highways                      0845 124 0113
Ring Susan Barker                       Office 203 4910
                                                           Pest control                                    Leeds 2476284
Sheltered scheme number
Bentcliffe Court/Green Park            Office 266 7273     Dog wardens                                     0845 124 0113
Queenshill Lawn/Court Way              Office 203 4913     NHS Direct                                          0845 4647
Burton House/Lady Park Court           Office 269 8611
                                                           Housing Benefits                                0845 127 0113
Skyte House                                   218 5883

      In-house Emergency                                     Burton Mews           Malcolm Silver               295 7258
       Telephone Number
    LjHA’s mobile phone number to
                                            – and            Bentcliffe Court
                                                                                   Marc Bernstein
                                                                                   Morris Marcus
                                                                                                                269 1553
                                                                                                                268 7628
                                                             Cramners              Jerome Winecor               269 1152
       ring in an EMERGENCY is
             07776 296 318                 here’s            Green Park
                                                             Highmoor Close
                                                                                   Tony Shinberg
                                                                                   Lloyd Casper
                                                                                                                269 4818
                                                                                                                266 9983
     Emergency Gas Leaks
                                            a list
                                                                                   Joyce Taylor                 269 4684
                                                             Queenshills           Sharon Rahman           0776 585 0144
      The phone number to ring
                                                                                   Diane Samuels                293 4550
        in an EMERGENCY is
            0800 111 999
        – Call FREE (24 hours
                                           of the                                  Florrie Schenker
                                                                                   Matthew Silver
                                                                                                                266 0659
                                                                                                           07919 672 825
                                                             Queenshill Lawn       Anita Bransby                225 0683

     Emergency Electricity                tenants’           Queenshill Shul
                                                             Skyte House
                                                                                   John Diamond
                                                                                   Anita Dapin
                                                                                                                268 7364
                                                                                                                269 0803
                                                              Burton House and Stoneleigh Way have chosen not to
       YEDL Tel: 0800 375 675                                 have their own representative. Residents on these sites
              24 hours                                              with issues should contact Malcolm Silver.

 Remember: All members of LjHA staff wear identity cards showing their photograph
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                                                                                                            Cover story

  – at 90!
A FAMILIAR sight between Queenshill
Lawn and Sainsburys is that of               Charlie Conway, Queenshill Lawn’s very
Charlie Conway, running along in his
distinctive white trainers, doing             first resident, talks to Malcolm Silver
errands for his neighbours.
 When I asked him why he was                 Photo and cover picture: Anthony Green
always running, he replied “When I
walk my legs hurt, so I run!”             second nature to them.                    When asked for any tips to a long
 This is typical of Charlie’s philoso-      Having spent many years in the        life, he said that 10 years ago he suf-
phy on life, and probably a clue to his   tailoring trade prior to the Second     fered badly with arthritis, and was
longevity.                                World War, Charlie returned to          constantly taking pain killers.
 Charlie, who recently celebrated his     Burtons after his spell in the armed      After watching a TV programme
90th birthday with his family, was        forces, but found it hard to settle.    that suggested that the wearing of
given another party by the scheme           He then went to work for Benjamin     trainers, and walking was beneficial
supervisors and his fellow residents in   Simon, where he stayed for 25 years     to arthritis sufferers, Charlie did
Queenshill Lawn.                          until his retirement, and ended his     just that.
 As our Page One photo, and the one       career as head of the Alterations         He adds with pride that he has not
above show, Charlie received gifts        Department.                             taken a pain killer in more than nine
and a splendid cake, and he and the         Charlie has a daughter and a son, a   years.
other tenants finished off the party      granddaughter, and a grandson, and        When asked what was the biggest
with a good old sing-song.                five great grandchildren.               change that he had seen over the
 Charlie, and his late wife, Fay, were      He is particularly proud of his 20-   years, he said the lack of honesty and
the original tenants of Queenshill        year-old eldest great granddaughter,    integrity, and spoke wistfully about
Lawn. It was November 1984 when           who is on active service with the       the time when people could leave
they moved in – a month after             Israeli Air Force.                      their doors unlocked all day and
Queenshill Lawn was opened.                 Charlie lists his hobbies as doing    night.
 They had previously been stalwarts       puzzles, walking, and helping             You’re a wonderful man, Charlie –
of the Leeds Judean Club Parents’         at Donisthorpe Hall on Thursday         long may you continue to walk for
Association, so helping people came       mornings.                               many years to come!
                                                                                                            Tenant talk 3
                                                                  Quite simply,
                                                                   I couldn’t
                                                                   resist the
                                                                                     Craig Simons, the LjHA’s new
                                                                                     Project Director (Designate),
                                                                                        answers questions put
                                                                                           by Malcolm Silver

Q Congratulations on your new appointment. How do you                 Louisa and myself work and volunteer within the Jewish
see the Project Director’s role and what prompted you to              community.
apply?                                                                  When people tell me the Leeds Jewish community is dieing I
A Following the completion of the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff            would argue every step of the way.
Community Centre, I think the Queenshill regeneration is the            This community is close-knit and supportive – and yes, and at
most exciting project to happen to the Leeds Jewish community         times cliquey. But what makes it unique is that although large,
for many years. I felt the challenge was one I couldn’t resist.       in many ways it is like one big family with everyone looking out
  My current role as fundraiser for the Jewish Welfare Board          for each other.
allowed me to be a part of the Centre project; to be a part of this     Perhaps the main stigma within our community is regarding
venture and to be a part of a scheme that would create an area        wealth, with the majority of the community living in one of the
that anyone would be proud to call “home” was something I             most affluent areas of the city.
would love to be involved in.                                           This development could, and should, change this
                                                                      view, allowing people to rent and buy together, have
Q It’s obviously a very important role, and one to which you          open spaces and private spaces, have families or live alone –
are well suited, tell us a little about yourself.                     and all within the Jewish community and without people
A Well, I have been a bit of a traveller. Originally from London,     judging about where you live which, unfortunately, does exist
I moved to Leicester when I was six, from there I went to             today.
Manchester, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and back to London before
settling in Leeds.                                                    Q Do you think that the redevelopment will enable young
  I have been here for eight years, and love the city and the         couples to get on the first rung of the property ladder?
community and now very much see it as home.                           A I think this scheme could start a stage before this, and working
  I live here with my wife, Louisa, and 11-month-old son, Jacob       with groups such as the Leeds Jewish Initiative we could begin
Rafi.                                                                 to encourage students who are in Leeds to stay in the city and
  Unfortunately for my sins, I am a keen supporter of Leicester       put something back into the community.
City, which causes me the most stress in my life.                       If the build is a success, then couples not only will be able to
  Another passion is food, and the opening of the restaurant in       get their first rung on the property ladder, but more importantly,
the Centre has been fantastic. Trust me – try Rob’s salt beef, you    will WANT to do it here.
won’t be disappointed.
                                                                      Q As a family man, would you be happy to move into the
Q  How important is the Jewish aspect of life to you, and how         new development?
do you see it affecting the redevelopment ?                           A I think the real question is would you want me? If the
A Having been brought up in a small Jewish community of 200           development is to be a success then that question should get the
families, my Jewish identity at times has been challenged, but        answer ‘yes’ from anyone in the Jewish community.
continues to be very important to me. It was a great place to          The scheme should be warm, welcoming, high quality, safe for
grow up as a Jewish child.                                            children and families, and at the same time offering value for
  These beliefs continued throughout my life, and now both            money. Who would say ‘no’ to that?

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                                                                                A blast from the past

  You’ve got the cutest
    little baby face!
 Then and now . . .
  but who’s who?
HERE’S a great new feature we’re bringing to the pages of Tenant
talk . . . photos from the past. We’ve been asking tenants to search
their drawers and cupboards for old pictures to be used in the
 The response has been quite amazing – but we want more! So if
you have any really old pictures – of family, life in Leeds etc –
you think will be of interest, then contact Nita Bransby on Leeds
225 0683. We promise you’ll get your originals back.
  This page features pictures of Nita Dappin, Phyllis Cohen and
Nita Bransby both as toddlers and as they are today. But can you
match the baby photos with the correct adult picture?
  You’ll find the answers on Page 6. No cheating, though!

                                                                       Baby A

  Baby B

 – can you
 make us a
match from
                             1                      2                     3
 this trio?                                                                                Baby C

                                                                                          Tenant talk 5
Relax . . . and have a laugh

   Bush and the                                                                                       Eternal
   old man with                                                                                       Jewish
   grey hair . . .                                                                                •  The optimist sees the bagel, the
                                                                                                  pessimist sees the hole.
                                                                                                  •  If you can’t say something nice, say
                                                                                                  it in Yiddish.
WHILST going through an airport, President
Bush encountered a man with long grey hair,
                                                    The line of the men who were dominated
                                                  by their wives was 100 mileslong, And in
                                                                                                  •  If it tastes good, it’s probably not
wearing a white robe, and sandals, holding a
staff. President Bush went up to the man and
                                                  the line of men who truly were heads of
                                                  their household,there was only one man.
                                                                                                  •  Why spoil a good meal with a big
said: “Has anyone told you that you look like
                                                    God said, “You men should be ashamed
                                                  of yourselves, I created you to be the
                                                                                                  •  Gentiles leave and never say
                                                                                                  goodbye; Jews say goodbye and never
  The man never answered. He just kept            Head of your household! You have been
staring straight ahead.                                                                           leave.
  The President said, “Moses!” in a loud
voice, but the man just stared ahead, never
                                                  disobedient and have not fulfilled your
                                                  purpose! Of all of you, only one obeyed.        •  Israel is the land of Milk and Honey,
                                                                                                  South Florida is the land of Milk of
acknowledging the President.                      Learn from him.”
                                                    God turned to the one man, “How did
  Bush pulled a Secret Service agent aside and
pointing to the robed man asked him, “Am I        you manage to be the only one in this           •  Never pay retail.
crazy, or does that man not look like Moses to
                                                    The man replied, “My wife told me to
                                                                                                  •  No one leaves a Jewish wedding
                                                                                                  hungry, but then again, no one leaves
  The Secret Service agent looked at the man      stand here.”                                    with a hangover.
carefully and then agreed.
  “Well,” said the President, “every time I say   A MAN was leaving a cafe with his morning
                                                                                                  •  The high holidays have absolutely
                                                                                                  nothing to do with marijuana.
his name he ignores me and stares straight
ahead refusing to speak.”
  Again the President yelled, “Moses!” and
                                                  coffee when he noticed a most unusual
                                                  funeral procession approaching the nearby       •  Always whisper the names of
again the man ignored him.
  The Secret Service agent went up to the man
                                                    A long black hearse was followed by a         •  Anything worth saying is worth
                                                                                                  repeating a thousand times.
                                                  second long black hearse about 50 feet
in the white robe and whispered, “You look
just like Moses. Are you Moses?”                  behind the first.                               •  Where there’s smoke, there may be
  The man leaned over and whispered back ...        Behind the second hearse was a solitary
“Yes, I am Moses. However, the last time I
talked to a bush I spent 40 years wandering in
                                                  man walking a pit-bull on a leash.
                                                    Behind him was a queue of 200 men
                                                                                                  •  Never leave a restaurant empty
the desert, and ended up leading my people to
the only spot in the entire middle east where
                                                  walking in single file.
                                                    The man couldn't stand the curiosity. He
                                                                                                  •  A bad matzah ball makes a good
                                                                                                  paper weight.
there is no oil.”
WHEN everybody on earth was dead and
                                                  approached the man walking the dog.
                                                    “I am so sorry for your loss, and I know
                                                                                                  •  Without Jewish mothers, who
                                                                                                  would need therapy?
waiting to enter Paradise, God appeared
and said:
                                                  now is a bad time to disturb you, but I've
                                                  never seen a funeral like this with so many     •  Before you read the menu, read the
 “I want the men to make two lines. One
line for the men who were true heads of
their household, and the other line for the
                                                  of you walking in single file. Whose funeral
                                                  is it?”                                         •  There’s a time in every man’s life
                                                                                                  when he must stand up and tell his
                                                    The man replied, “Well, the first hearse is
men who were dominated by their women.            for my wife.”                                   mother he’s an adult. This usually
  “I want all the women to report to                                                              happens at around age 45.
                                                    “What happened to her?”
St.Peter.” Soon, the women were gone, and
there were two lines of men.                        The man replied: “My dog attacked and
                                                  killed her.”
                                                                                                  •  According to Jewish dietary law,
                                                                                                  pork and shellfish may be eaten only
                                                    He inquired further, “Well, who is in the     in Chinese restaurants.
 Those cute baby faces:                           second hearse?”
                                                                                                  •  If you’re going to whisper at the
  Now for the answers                               The man answered: “My mother-in-law.
                                                  She was trying to help my wife when the
                                                                                                  movies, make sure it’s loud enough for
                                                                                                  everyone to hear.
 HERE are the answers to our mix ’n
 match baby photo quiz on Page 5: Baby
                                                  dog turned on her.”
                                                    A poignant and thoughtful moment of           •  If you have to ask the price, you
                                                                                                  can’t afford it. But if you can afford it,
 A and photo 2; Baby B and photo 1;               silence passes between the two men.
                                                                                                  make sure you tell everyone what you
                                                    “Can I borrow the dog?”
 and Baby C and photo 3.                                                                          paid.
                                                    The man replied:“Join the queue.”

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                                                                                                                    Relax . . . it’s time to eat

                               Rob’s Recipes
                            By Rob Mcque, chef at the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Centre

A couple to tickle the tastebuds
      Salmon and Dill Fishcakes                     Cook potatoes in boiling salted water until       Black olives x 20
                                                  tender, drain well and cool. Return to pan on       Goats cheese x 200g broken into chunks
                Ingredients                       low and mash till dry and fluffy.                   Red onion x 1 finely sliced
800g salmon fillet skinned                          Stir in mayo, lemon zest, mustard, capers         Ciabatta bread x 1 small loaf cut into chunks
2 bay leaves                                      and season. Add flaked salmon and gently            and fried in olive oil til crisp
Small bunch dill                                  mix in.                                             Salad leaves
500ml milk                                          Flour your hands and shape handfuls of
600g Maris Piper potatoes peeled and chopped      mixture into pattys 2.5cm thick. Repeat to
                                                  make eight cakes.                                   Olive oil x 6tbsp
Zest of 1 lemon                                                                                       Cider vinegar x 2tbsp
4tbsp mayonnaise                                    Dip each cake into beaten egg and press into
                                                  breadcrumbs until covered.                          Caster sugar x 1 pinch
1 tsp Dijon mustard                                                                                   English mustard x 1 tsp
4tbsp capers rinsed and dried                       Fry until golden and serve with lemon
                                                  wedges and watercress                               Whisked together
Flour for dusting your hands
                                                    Makes eight, they freeze well. Cost £1.58                            Method
1 egg beaten
                                                  per portion                                         Roast cherry tomatoes in low oven (140c/gas
100g breadcrumbs
                                                                                                      1) for one hour then cool.
4 tbsp vegetable oil                                     Roasted Tomato and Goats                       Cook Beans for three minutes in simmering
Lemon wedges and watercress to serve                           Cheese Salad                           water and cool in cold water and drain.
                    Method                                        Ingredients                           Toss all ingredients together and serve
Poach salmon in milk with bay leaves and dill,    Cherry tomatoes x 20 cut in half                    straight away.
flake into large pieces and cool.                 Green beans x 300g                                    Serves four.

 There’ll be more of Rob’s delicious recipes for you to enjoy in the next edition of Tenant talk

       And now for two Asian delights
    Steamed Chicken with Tomatoes                           Cashew Chicken Stir                         Cut mushrooms thinly and set aside. In a
                                                                                                      large bowl, combine soy sauce, sherry, water,
         (Kosher Vietnamese)                                 (Kosher Chinese)                         pepper, oil, and cornflour.
                   Ingredients                                      Ingredients                         Add chicken and toss to coat. Allow to
 11⁄2 lb chicken pieces (breast and thighs);      4 x medium dried shitake mushrooms;                 stand 15 minutes to blend.
 3 x ripe tomatoes; 3 x spring onions; 3 x thin   2 x teaspoons soy sauce; 2 x teaspoons dry            In the meantime, combine the cup water,
 slices of fresh ginger; 2 x tablespoons soya     sherry or sake; 2 x teaspoons water; 1/8            sherry, Hoisin sauce, sugar, sesame oil. Set
 sauce; 1⁄2 teaspoon salt; 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar;    teaspoon white pepper; 1 x tablespoon oil;          aside.
 ground black pepper to taste; 2 teaspoons        1 x teaspoon cornflour or arrowroot; 2 to 3           Combine the cashews and oil in a glass
 sesame or other vegetable oil. If chicken is     boneless chicken breasts, cut into slivers;         measuring jug and microwave on high for
 not already filleted, bone the chicken and cut   1
                                                   ⁄2 cup of water; 1 x tablespoon of dry sherry;     1 minute. Stir.
 flesh into bite size pieces.                     2 x tablespoon Hoisin sauce; 1⁄4 teaspoon of          Microwave another 1 – 2 minutes, or until
                    Method                        sugar; 1 x teaspoon sesame oil; 1 x                 the nuts have toasted. Set aside.
   Put chicken into a heatproof bowl or other     tablespoon cornflour or arrowroot; 1⁄2 cup of         Heat wok or stir fry pan and add 1 to 2
 deep dish. Add tomatoes cut into thin            cashew nuts; 1 x teaspoon oil; 2 x                  tablespoons of oil. When oil begins to give
 wedges, spring onions finely sliced, and         tablespoons sunflower oil, peanut oil, or olive     off a haze, add garlic and stir.
 ginger cut into thin strips.                     oil; 3 to 4 cloves garlic, cut into fine slivers;     Quickly add chicken mixture and stir fry
   Add seasonings and oil and mix thoroughly.     1 to 2 cups mange tout, ends and strings            until chicken is cooked, about three minutes.
   Put the dish into a pan with water to come     removed; 1⁄2 cup sliced canned bamboo                 Remove chicken to serving platter.
 almost halfway up the dish.                      shoots, or baby corn.                                 Add mangetout and bamboo shoots to the
   Cover and steam for 25 to 35 minutes or                          Method                            wok and stir fry 1 to 2 minutes and then add
 until the chicken is tender.                     Soak the mushrooms in 1 cup warm water for          the cornflour mixture.
   Serve with rice.                               30 minutes. Drain and snip off the stems and          Cook and stir until it thickens and gets
   Serves four.                                   discard them.                                       transparent.

                                                                                                                                      Tenant talk 7
Back Page Picture Special

  Purim tea-time
   assortment!                                                              Photos: Lynne Tongue
                                                                            Words: Malcom Silver
                                                                AS USUAL, Purim was celebrated in fine style throughout
                                                                LjHA’s schemes.
                                                                  Parties were held in Skyte House, Queenshill Lawn,
                                                                Bentcliffe Court/Green Park, and of course the large
                                                                children’s party in the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff
                                                                Community Centre.
                                                                  Our occasional photographer Lynne Tongue was in the
                                                                vicinity of Burton House, and took these pictures of the
                                                                residents there enjoying traditional hamantashen and other
                                                                goodies for their Purim tea.
                                                                  Everybody seemed to be enjoying themselves, and this is
                                                                just the kind of resident participation and socialising that
                                                                should exist throughout LjHA.

 Tenant talk is a Green + Silver production for LjHA. Edited and designed by Anthony Green. Written by Malcolm Silver
                                                                                                 Leeds Jewish Housing Association Queenshill Estate
A Special Tenant talk four-page pull-out-and-keep supplement                                Development Framework Summary of Stages One and Two

                                                               Joined-Up Thinking
                                                                          By Craig Simons, LjHA Project Development Director (Designate)
                                                               THE logo of the Leeds Jewish Housing Association is represented by six triangles and
                                                               one larger hexagon joined together to make one Magen David (Star of David).
                                                                This visual representation sums up the organisation; it has many facets that are
                                                               equally important but joined together with the Jewish identity and the people we are
                                                               working for, it becomes one powerful symbol.
                                                                The development of the Queenshill Estate epitomises the essence of the Association, it
                                                               has many equally important parts and the central larger point being the people.
                                                                Put this all together through ‘Joined-up thinking’ and you have an incredible
                                                               structure for the new Queenshill development.

                                                               Red          Red tape and protocols
                                                               Gold         Cost /affordability/accessibility to
                                                                            all who wish to live in the scheme                 they
                                                               Yellow       Solar/ energy consumption
                                                                                                                              are . . .
                                                               Green        Environmentally friendly

                                                               Blue         Dreams and aspirations

                                                               Indigo       Or ‘In-dey-go’ housing density
                                                                            to allow maximum potential

                                                               Burgundy Decanting is essential to ensure
                                                                        the welfare of the tenants

                                                               THE summary on the following three pages contains a synopsis of the architects’ plans of
                                                               the Queenshill development. The brief contains an explanation of how they are to offer
                                                               high quality housing whilst increasing the density through mixed tenure.
                                                                The plan details how they intend to offer this, whilst continually considering the
                                                               environmental impacts a development of this nature entails.
                                                                The key to this project is to offer ‘homes’ rather than ‘houses’ to Jewish families in a
                                                               safe, warm and pleasant way.
                                                                This project examines both internal layout of each house together with the communal
                                                               areas surrounding them to offer an area that is secure yet welcoming.

                                                                                                                                 Tenant talk Special Report 1
Leeds Jewish Housing Association Queenshill Estate                                                                                                                            Leeds Jewish Housing Association Queenshill Estate
Development Framework Summary of Stages One and Two                                                                                                                      Development Framework Summary of Stages One and Two

         Red . . . red tape and protocols                                                                                      Green . . . environmentally friendly
   LjHA must follow various rules procedures put in place by LCC and the Housing Corporation. This                        •The project aimspush development links to betterland encourage efficient use of it
                                                                                                                                             to re-use previously developed
   guidance ensures that the LjHA scheme follows the legislation laid down by government. This                            •The scheme layout will consider people before traffic movement
                                                                                                                           The project will                                   public transport
   includes:                                                                                                              •The association will facilitate more walking and cycling
   • UDP expects 15-20 per cent of affordable housing in the scheme                                                       •LCC advises that local context, distinctiveness and character are respected
   • Meet local needs through: rented, shared ownership, discounted sale, sub-market renting                              •Advice from LCC is to set a precedent on parking and reduce the need and use of cars
   • Cater for: ethnic minorities, elderly, people with disabilities, those on low income, students                       •Promotion of cycling as an alternative mode of transport
   • The Housing Corporations SDS details essential and recommended items                                                 •Option of car club – sharing scheme reducing number of cars, parking spaces, costs etc
   • HQI’s based on location, design and performance                                                                      •Pedestrian friendly through zoning, road-calming measures, reduced speed limits
   • SPG 18 pushes for reduction in vehicles and making schemes pedestrian friendly                                       •Footpaths 3m wide to give a sense of openness and adhere to disability specifications
   • Important to achieve ‘excellent’ for Ecohomes benchmarking                                                           •Clearly defined areas to ensure natural surveillance and avoid obstructions and hiding places
   • Sustainability, satisfaction & understanding monitored through post occupancy evaluation                             •Educate residents regarding energy efficiency
                                                                                                                          •SUDS follow SPG concerns regarding conservation
                                                                                                                          •SUDS can reduce water bills by 50 per cent
                                                                                                                          •Rainwater harvesting and recycling can be used for non-potable uses e.g. cars, WC
                                                                                                                          •Part of Queenshill Estate is Green Belt – plan to enhance this green belt
                                                                                                                          •Ecological report needed to ensure areas of ecological value remain undisturbed
     Gold . . . cost/affordability/accessibility to all who wish to live                                                  •
                                                          in the scheme
                                                                       •16 LTH guidelines score ofaccessibility target
                                                                                            ensure              to all.
                                                                                                                                                                               Blue . . . dreams and aspirations
                                                                                     • suitable for
                                                                                       HQI          85 set as a
                                                                    •10 per centforofquality and choice ofwheelchairs
                                                                                                                                                                Option of Biomass – (organic matter) offers 90 per cent reduction in CO2
                                                         • LCC guidelines push                             house type
                                                                                                                                                    • Issues with Biomass include availability, storage, delivery and planning permission
                                   • Increased density will allow for cross-subsidy through sale of some properties
                                                                                                                                                                                    •Biomass needs to be sourced within 15-mile radius
                                                   •60/40 split for social/private housing –amenities andlocal public
                                                                                              higher than       policy
                                                                                                                                                    •  A Community CHP plant needs to be centrally located to ensure efficient operation
                                                                    • Open spaces for both                  the
                                                                                                                                                             •Wind turbines offer between 0.6kw-6kw output at a cost of £2000-£20,000
                                                 •During phased developments paths should not minimum heights
                                                                                                    lead to ‘nowhere’
                                   •Fencing for toddler play areas and private property at correct

                                                                                                                               Indigo . . . ‘In-dey-go’ housing density to allow maximum potential
         Yellow . . . solar/ energy consumption                                                                           •Creation of increased density together with mixeddesign ofispropertylocally and nationally
                                                                                                                                                                               tenure policy

   •Urban design layout tosolar heat gains in benefitsand passive solar gain                                              •It will offer improved provisions for families and children
                                                                                                                           The project aims to offer a wide mix of size, and
                              ensure maximum            of
   •Buildings must be far enough away from each other to ensure they don’t block sunlight                                 •LCC guidelines advise increase average density across the district
    Conservatories utilise                      winter     provide natural ventilation in summer
   •Solar heating and window location vital to reduce overheating and need for air conditioning                           •Increase density from 48 dwellings per hectare to 81
   •Build fabric critical to ensure reduction of energy consumption                                                       •Increased density will increase private tenure and create a more balanced ownership
   •Build fabric minimises heat loss and helps regulate indoor temperatures                                               •
   •MMC are a quicker method of construction and ensure airtight construction and reduce waste
   •Energy efficient lighting reduces energy consumption by 10-15 per cent
   •All electric appliances to be A++ rated and small appliances stand-by power of 1W
   •Smart metering showing – cost, energy consumption & CO2 emissions                                                               Burgundy . . . decanting is essential to ensure tenants’ welfare
   •Waste recycling facilities both internally and externally
   •Micro CHP reduce boiler emissions of CO2 by 25 per cent                                                                                    •Like any wine, decanting has to be doneis essential to ensure the welfare of the tenants
                                                                                                                                                                                             correctly to ensure happiness for all who use it
   •Fuel powered by CHP will be available soon                                                                                                                      •have
                                                                                                                                                                      Phased development
   •Solar water heating can provide 50 per cent of hot water and reduces CO2 by 400kg pa                                                         •Each phase willexistingthe same average density and split 60/40 social private housing
   •Solar PV gives renewable energy and reduces CO2 by 390kg                                                                                   •The decanting of             residents into each newly completed phase will be the priority
   •Materials to be sourced within 50-mile radius to reduce carbon footprint (CO2 emissions)                                                 •Phase 1 to start at site with lowest density, easiest tenants to move and most visual impact
   •Materials used for energy efficiency: concrete regulates temperature, timber is renewable                                                                                       •There will be at least 6 phases within the new estate
   •                                                                                                                                                                    • Additional phase is connecting sheltered housing to Skyte House

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Leeds Jewish Housing Association Queenshill Estate
Development Framework Summary of Stages One and Two

    Glossary of Terms
Initials     Meaning                                                     Interpretation

CHP          Combined Heat and Power                                     Use heat produced when using electricity
ECD          Energy Conscious Design architects                          Scheme architects
HQI          Housing Quality Indicators                                  Evaluations based on quality
LCC          Leeds City Council                                          Local authority council
LDF          Local Development Framework                                 Government policy on local building schemes
LTH          Lifetime Homes                                              Accessible homes for all
MMC          Modern Methods of Construction                              New methods to reduce waste and increase quality
RSS          Regional Spatial Strategy                                   Government planning and transport policy
SDS          Scheme Development Standards                                Housing assoc. recommendations for housing projects
SHG          Social Housing Grant                                        Money given by housing corporation.
Solar PV     Solar Photovoltaic                                          Use of sun to create electricity
SPG18        Supplementary Planning Guidance 18                          Local council guide on neighbourhood living
SUDS         Site-wide Sustainable Urban Drainage System                 Method to conserve and re-use water
UDP          Unitary Development Plan                                    Local council guidance on build requirements
SBD          Secured By Design                                           Standards adhered to for the master plan

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