Developer pays £750k for community projects

Developer Linden Homes, who is behind the new Oasis residential area in the city, has handed over £750,000 to be used in the Lincoln community.

The plans for the money, drawn up by Linden Homes and the City of Lincoln Council, are to improve educational, recreational and leisure for residents of the new homes.

Linden Homes has to provide this support for the community due to the Section 106 Agreement, which obliges a developer to make a contribution to the area.

The contribution can range from educational to leisure facilities.

The company will be giving £334,356 to off-site public open spaces, £250,000 to highways, £164,704 to local education and create at least 51 affordable homes.

Linden Homes technical director Barry Maynard said: “We work closely with the local planning authorities as part of the whole process and take guidance from them as to what provision is required.

“While the Section 106 Agreement is a planning obligation, as a responsible developer it does give us a great deal of satisfaction to know what we are contributing something worthwhile to the people living at our developments.”

The company is currently working the Oasis housing development on Carholme Road, a site that used to belong to E2V.

The plans show details for 255 homes, ranging from apartments to three-story townhouses, with two to four bedrooms.

Linden Homes hopes the homes will tempt first time buyers and local RAF base personnel.

Source: Linden Homes