Planning approval granted for new Sleaford homes
Lindum will build more than 60 new affordable homes on the outskirts of Sleaford when full planning permission is granted.
The homes are part of the wider Handley Chase development in the city and are supplied by the Longhurst Group.
The group, which owns and manages more than 23,000 homes in the Midlands and East of England and has offices in Boston, Lincoln and Grimsby, is working with Lincolnshire-based Lindum Group on the development.
A total of 64 affordable homes will be built.
Nick Worboys, Director of Development and Sales, Longhurst Group, said, “We are excited to receive full planning permission for these much needed affordable homes in Sleaford.
“We know there is a clear need for affordable housing in the Sleaford area and by delivering these homes we are underlining our commitment to help provide affordable housing in the district.
“The program is 100 percent affordable and underscores our absolute commitment to delivering the homes that are needed where they are needed most. We are now looking forward to working with our construction partner, the Lindum Group, and I look forward to the progress on this website. “
Thirty of the homes under development are planned to be offered for sale on a shared ownership basis, with the remaining 34 available at affordable rental prices. It will contain a mix of two, three and four bedroom properties.
In addition, two public open spaces with new trees and a new pedestrian connection to Rosewood Drive will be created.
The development site is part of Handley Chase’s ongoing development, which was approved in July 2015. The broader program includes the creation of a sustainable urban expansion (SUE) to Sleaford with 1,450 homes, a new school and commercial space.
Mitul Shah, Lindum Group’s Development Director, said, “We are delighted to be working with Longhurst Group to introduce 64 new affordable homes in this area of Sleaford. Our construction department is expected to start work in late spring or early summer once the work on creating a new road for the site is complete.
“This development will be an important addition to the housing supply in Nord-Kesteven and supports local and national efforts to provide urgently needed affordable housing for the local population.”
Hugh Caseley of landowner Sleaford Property Developments Ltd added, “We are very pleased that full building permits have been granted for these homes.
“We have worked closely with the Lindum Group and Longhurst Group to develop a program that complements the development of Handley Chase. We are pleased that the end result was supported by the local planners.”