More than 20 new affordable homes could be built in a village near Lincoln after plans were submitted to the council.

Housing provider Longhurst Group and local construction company Lindum are drawing up plans for 23 homes on land south of Vasey Close in Bassingham.

If approved, the development would be made up of one and two bedroom bungalows and two and three bedroom houses, with some being made available for Shared Ownership and the rest for affordable rent.

The plans, which include individual garden space for each home and appropriate parking provision, have now been submitted to North Kesteven District Council and will go through the usual planning process.

Marcus Keys, Longhurst Group Executive Director of Growth and Development, said: “We’re pleased to have submitted these plans, alongside our partners at Lindum, to North Kesteven District Council and are looking forward to working together through the planning process.

“As per our Improving Lives vision, we’re committed to providing the homes people want, where they’re needed most and following a Housing Needs Survey which was carried out, we believe this development would provide much needed affordable housing to the area.

“If approved, the homes on this development will be made available across multiple tenures, meaning we’ll be providing opportunities to many local people who wish to get onto the property ladder.”

A public consultation was held ahead of the plans being submitted, with Lindum also holding discussions with Bassingham Parish Council about the plans.

The council has indicated its support for the proposed scheme and the benefits the affordable houses would have for the local community.

Lindum Land and Planning Manager Robert Jays said the proposal follows the development of other Lindum-built properties on Vasey Close.

“Our plan is to provide 23 high quality homes of timber frame construction which’ll be in keeping with the surrounding area,” he added.

“The use of sustainable materials such as timber frames will help to limit the scheme’s environmental impact. Plus, being local to the application site and by using local contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers, Lindum is able to effectively minimise the environmental impact created by our works.

“A planting buffer is included on the southern boundary of the site which not only helps soften the landscape impact but will also provide a green link to the surrounding fields.

“By using soft boundaries, such as tree-lined native hedges, the proposed site layout respects and utilises the existing field hedgerow which forms the eastern boundary of the site.”