Five new council houses approved in Lincoln

Plans to build five new council houses on Stapleford Avenue have been approved by the City of Lincoln Council on Wednesday.

As previously reported, The two semi-detached bungalows and three two-story houses will become part of the authority’s housing stock.

The site is currently occupied by 10 garages and will be converted into three-bedroom houses each with a car parking space and garden.

The green properties will be built to Code 4 of the Sustainability Code and will feature eco-elements such as triple glazing to help tenants tackle rising energy bills.

The five new homes follow five other council houses built by the authority in 2012 on Wellington Street, off Carholme Road.

Councillor Ric Metcalfe, Leader of the City of Lincoln Council said: “Making affordable homes available to people of Lincoln is one of our highest priorities at the council.

“This is another important step to increase the supply of homes to rent at affordable levels and get more people from waiting lists into properties.

“Over the coming months and years we will be working to get more of these developments across the city,” he added.

When the council refocused its priorities earlier in the year, increasing the supply of affordable housing was highlighted as one of the key areas for the authority to focus on.

There are more than 3,000 people on the council’s waiting list for council homes in Lincoln.