Work to build 51 new affordable homes on the outskirts of Lincoln is underway.

Lindum Construction has started on site at the junction of Brant Road and Station Road in Waddington.

The company is building the properties for social housing provider L&H, which is part of Longhurst Group.

The development includes 14 two-bed houses and 16 three-bed houses which will be for sale on a shared ownership basis.

There will also be 13 two-bed, four three-bed and four one-bed affordable rental properties, along with 98 car parking spaces.

Work began on site this month and the homes are expected to be completed by summer 2019.

Ian Jackson, Executive Director of Portfolio Investment at Longhurst Group, said: “We’re delighted to have started work at Station Road. This development will bring a variety of high-quality, affordable homes to an area that desperately needs them.

“It is one of a number of developments that we are currently working on with Lindum Construction and another example of how we can achieve great things by working in close partnership with other developers and the local authority.”

So far, work on site has included the removal of top soil by Lindum Plant and construction teams are in the process of laying foundations for the homes.

MD of Lindum Construction, Simon Gregory, said: “It is great to be working again with the Longhurst Group team to deliver a mix of good quality, sustainable and affordable homes in Lincolnshire.

“It was our Lindum Joint Ventures team which facilitated the site purchase and managed the initial stages of the project.”

The development will have two new entrances to the site. One from Brant Road and one from Station Road.

Planning permission for the development was granted by North Kesteven District Council in March.

Andy McDonough, Head of Development, Economic and Cultural Services at NKDC, said: “We’re pleased to see work starting so swiftly on these new homes in Waddington following planning approval only a few months ago.

“The properties are in a great location and will help provide much needed affordable homes for our residents.”