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Lincoln eco council homes progress

Work to build five new council houses in Lincoln is now half complete, according to the City of Lincoln Council.

Lindum Construction is building for the City Council five eco-friendly homes on Stapleford Avenue on a disused garage site.

So far the exterior walls and roofs, with solar panels, have been completed.

The five houses will be two semi-detached houses and three townhouses, all built to Code 4 of the national building standard Code for Sustainable Homes.

The Stapleford Avenue homes are the second batch of council houses built in recent years, after five more in Wellington Street.

The Wellington Street development were the first council houses to built in Lincoln for 20 years.

City Council leader Ric Metcalfe visited the site to see the development as it started to take shape.

He said: “It’s great to see how much progress has been made on the site, especially considering the amount of torrential rain we’ve had over the winter.

“These houses are really taking shape and we’re hoping they will be ready to take in their first tenants in the summer.

“Getting people off the waiting list and into homes is one of our main priorities and we are pleased tenants will be able to benefit from the eco-friendly features that will help keep their energy bills low.”

Kevin Damarell, Managing Director of Lindum BMS, said: “As a local company it is always rewarding to work on projects within our own community and we are particularly proud to be helping City of Lincoln Council provide more modern, energy-efficient homes for local families in Lincoln.

“Many of our employees and their families live in and around Lincoln so they really appreciate what a difference these quality homes can make.

“The site at Stapleford Avenue is being transformed from old garages to brand new houses which will not only improve the area, but will also make a vast difference to the lives of those who will live in them.”