Battle of Waterloo to start on Skegness homes project
PLANS for 106 new affordable homes specifically aimed at local people have been submitted for planning approval.
Waterloo Housing Trust, part of New Linx Homes, has applied to East Lindsey District Council to build a total of 106 dwellings on land to the west of Churchill Avenue in Horncastle.
The application also includes the erection of 103 sheds, seven garages, fencing and a toilet to be used in connection with the existing allotments which are to be expanded.
The housing will be a mixture of one, two, three and four bedroom properties, including houses, bungalows and apartments.
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The development will also see 28 homes available to part-buy and part-rent through a shared ownership scheme.
The plans include the demolition of 36 flats and maisonettes which could see existing tenants temporarily rehoused.
Waterloo Housing also plans to provide new estate roads, recreation space and a nature walk.
If approved, the development will have created a net gain of 70 dwellings. Anthony Riley, group director of development and operations at Waterloo Housing Group, said: "The proposed new housing development involves building 106 new homes to help meet the shortage of affordable homes in the area.
"All the new homes will be offered to local people, based on local connection rules agreed with the council.
"We are talking to residents living in the existing flats about the proposals.
"Based on their individual circumstances and preference, the plans would involve them either moving out on a temporary basis and then returning, or making a permanent move to live elsewhere.
"In all cases, we would provide help and support to make sure their move is as smooth as possible."
The scheme will be part financed by East Lindsey District Council and the Homes and Communities Agency, part of central government.
Mr Riley added: "This is another example of the group's long-term commitment to work with ELDC to provide more and improved affordable housing in the district."
Anne Shorland, planning policy manager at East Lindsey District Council said: "The council will be making a contribution to this exciting housing scheme, should planning permission be achieved, however the level of funding allocation has not yet been finalised."
Waterloo Housing has also been consulting with Horncastle Town Council on the development.