Work has started on a £2 million affordable housing project for New Linx Housing Trust on Mendip Avenue in North Hykeham.
The 20 new homes are a mix of two and three bed houses, two bed bungalows and one three bed bungalow, designed to meet the requirements of disabled residents.
All the properties will incorporate high levels of insulation and solar technologies.
To mark the start of the project, representatives from New Linx Housing Trust, North Kesteven District Council and Lincolnshire Highways were be amongst those present to watch Daniel Farrell, Groundwork Apprentice with local construction company Lindum, ‘cut the turf’.
Simon Gregory, Managing Director of Lindum Construction, said: “The site has been owned by Lindum for some years and we would like to acknowledge the assistance of Liz Burnley, Senior Highways Officer from Lincolnshire County Council and Ken Pratt of Upper Witham Internal Drainage Board who were particularly helpful with the complex infrastructure solution.
“It is particularly pleasing to be building these new homes in our own local community to benefit local families within the North Kesteven District Council’s region,” he added.
Brian Burnett, Chairman of New Linx Housing Trust, said: “With the backing of the District Council and investment support from the Homes and Communities Agency, we are pleased to be working with Lindum to build these quality homes to rent and also to buy through shared ownership.
“The benefit is not only in providing much-needed homes, but in supporting the local economy with construction employment and related spending.”