Lindum has started work on 12 new environmentally-friendly council homes in Sleaford.

The properties are being built on behalf of North Kesteven District Council on land near its car park in Grantham Road.

Excavations have begun to allow access for more services on site and existing concrete has been crushed ready for re-use.

The council car park will remain open throughout the construction period and signage has been installed to ensure safe access to and from vehicles while the work is taking place.

Lindum contracts manager Paul Jenkinson said the site used to be home to a fertiliser factory many years ago.

“We started by removing the old concrete, which was crushed onsite and is now being recycled as hardcore for the new roads and paths,” he said.

“We are also building the homes to the Fabric First standard, which means they will be more environmentally friendly. They will be super insulated and have triple glazed windows, which will ultimately make them cheaper to live in too.

“We expect the project to take about 44 weeks in total so we should finish the work in February next year. At the moment we are constructing the roads and the actual houses will begin to take shape in the middle of July.

“Once complete, the homes will be offered to people on the council house waiting list.”

The site is owned by North Kesteven District Council, and Leader of the Council Cllr Richard Wright said: “There have been challenges for us to overcome in developing this site because of its previous uses and the general difficulties caused by the pandemic.

“However, we are now moving forward nicely and by February next year we will have six three-bedroomed semi-detatched houses, four one-bedroomed semi-detached houses and two two-bedroomed detached bungalows on the site which will be wonderful homes for us to make available in Sleaford.”