Council's £1.5m will help pay for 120 new affordable homes in East Lindsey
A Lincolnshire local authority is to spend £1.5m to ensure that at least 120 new affordable homes are built in the next four years.
East Lindsey District Council has already found £7.6m to contribute to the cost of 728 new properties in the past nine years.
Now it has decided to invest more cash from its housing capital programme to ensure that more than 100 affordable homes are built in the district by 2018.
The council's investment since 2004 has already attracted more than £12.5m of Government funding for affordable housing in East Lindsey.
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Now the Manby-based authority has voted to deliver the extended programme by working with registered builders and partner agencies.
But each proposed development will still bwe considered on its own individual merits before planning consent is approved.
The pledge was made by Councillor William Gray, ELDC's portfolio holder for the built environment with responsibility for affordable housing.
"There is a real need for more affordable housing across the district," he said.
"And this project will ensure that we can maximise the delivery of this at the best possible value to help address the demand on the housing register.
"We need decent, affordable and appropriately adapted housing to meet growing needs - and this investment will go some way towards delivering that."