Plans to build 11 new affordable homes on the site of old garages in Lincoln have been submitted to City of Lincoln Council.
Lindum Construction, on behalf of the city council, has submitted the plans to build the properties on the site in Hermit Street.
The planning application will be considered over the coming weeks and, if approved, the construction of these high-quality, sustainable homes will begin later in the year.
The proposed scheme would deliver a range of family properties, comprising two and three-bed homes.
Each property will be council rented accommodation, equipped with two parking spaces and an electric vehicle charging point.
In addition, a landscaping scheme will be provided for the entrance to Hermit Street to benefit the surrounding area.
All of these homes would be let at affordable rents to meet the needs of local residents, and all lettings for the housing would be made under the council’s allocations policy.
Cllr Donald Nannestad, Portfolio Holder for Quality Housing at City of Lincoln Council said: “Continued housing growth is a key need in Lincoln to ensure there is a sufficient availability of homes in the city to support economic growth and job creation. These high-quality homes will help meet that demand.
“I am very much in support of this scheme and hope the required planning permission is achieved, so that work can begin at the earliest opportunity.
“A quality affordable home in which people can feel safe and thrive is a fundamental element in creating a positive community and enhancing our society as whole. We will continue building for the future and doing everything possible to meet the city’s growing housing demand.”
Cllr Neil Murray, Portfolio Holder for Inclusive Economic Growth at the city council added: “This is a major development in the Sincil Bank area and will provide good quality houses for families in the city centre.
“This is the first part of our ambitious project of regeneration in Hermit St which, over the next couple of years, will transform the area.”
MD of Lindum Group, Edward Chambers, said: “This scheme will deliver much-needed family homes within walking distance of the city centre.
“We believe it will help contribute to the creation of a sustainable community in this part of Lincoln and will encourage sustainable modes of transport with a live/walk/work ethos.
“The homes will exceed the nationally described space standards and will include renewable energy features. It will also bring an old garage area back into use.”
The project was procured using the Pagabo Medium Works Framework.
Tom Retallick, Framework Manager at Pagabo, said: “We’re delighted that our Medium Works Framework was used to appoint the most suited contractor for this vital housing scheme. We have no doubt that Lindum Group will provide City of Lincoln Council with a high-quality service, and we can’t wait to see it reach completion.”