Five more council homes to be built in Lincoln

Work is set to begin on five new council homes in Lincoln after some changes were approved on the site.

The City of Lincoln Council Planning Committee approved the development of the homes on Stapleford Avenue, which will see two two-bed and three three-bed houses erected.

Initially, the plans were for two of the houses to be just bungalows, but it was felt two storey homes would make better use of the space.

The homes, to be built by Lindum, will feature eco-elements, like solar panels and triple glazed windows, and gardens.

The homes will replace a number of garages currently on the site.

Kate Ellis, Assistant Director Planning and Regeneration, said: “The change from bungalows to housing will mean the space as the site is used to its full capacity.

“We are hoping to get contractors on site shortly and start building these new family homes.”

The latest new homes come after the city council completed five more council houses in the West End last year, the first built in the city in two decades.

The are over 3,000 people on the council’s waiting list for social housing.