Sunday, April 18, 2021

Planning approval granted for new Sleaford homes

Lindum is to build more than 60 new affordable homes on the edge of Sleaford after full planning approval was granted.

The homes are part of the wider Handley Chase development in the town and will be delivered by Longhurst Group.

The Group, which owns and manages more than 23,000 homes across the Midlands and East of England and has offices in Boston, Lincoln and Grimsby, is working with Lincolnshire-based Lindum Group on the development.

In total, 64 affordable homes will be built.

Nick Worboys, Director of Development and Sales at Longhurst Group, said: “We’re delighted to be granted full planning permission for these much-needed affordable homes in Sleaford.

“We know there’s a clear need for more affordable housing in Sleaford and the wider area and by delivering these homes, we’re emphasising our commitment to helping with the provision of affordable homes in the district.

“The scheme is 100 percent affordable and underlines our absolute commitment to providing the homes that are needed, where they’re needed most. We’re now looking forward to working with our construction partners, Lindum Group, and I’m excited to see the progress on this site.”

Thirty of the homes on the development are to be offered for sale on a shared ownership basis, with the remaining 34 available for affordable rent. It’ll include a mix of two, three and four-bedroom properties.

In addition, two public open spaces with new trees will be created as well as a new pedestrian link through to Rosewood Drive.

The development site forms part of the ongoing Handley Chase development, which was approved in July 2015. The wider scheme involves creating a Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) to Sleaford including 1,450 houses, a new school and commercial space.

Lindum Group Development Manager Mitul Shah said: “We’re delighted to be working with Longhurst Group to bring forward 64 new affordable homes in this area of Sleaford. Our construction division expects to begin work in late spring or early summer, once work to create a new road to serve the site is complete.

“This development will be an important addition to housing provision in North Kesteven and supports the local and national drive to deliver much-needed affordable housing for local people.”

Hugh Caseley of landowner Sleaford Property Developments Ltd, added: “We’re very happy that full planning permission for these homes has been granted.

“We worked closely with Lindum Group and Longhurst Group to develop a scheme that would complement the Handley Chase development and we are delighted the final result has been supported by local planners.”

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