An award-winning housing development of 15 individual homes in a Lincoln village, built with traditional and quality materials, has been given the official sign-off.
The Limes in North Greetwell, two miles from Lincoln, took three years to build, but the final two plots were completed last week.
TC Developments and Ryland Design worked closely with West Lindsey District Council’s Building Control on the project.
The development comprises town houses and semi-detached properties, and houses from three to five bedrooms.
Tim Clarke, one of TC Development’s partners said: “We’re so pleased with how this development has progressed. We’ve stuck to what we believe in through a recession and now the homes are complete we’re confident that North Greetwell will become an up and coming area. To be so close to the Bailgate in Lincoln and to have the peaceful surroundings you do here is great.
“West Lindsey’s Building Control team have been wonderful support. The inspectors we have had have been prompt and straight-talking, which is what we appreciate. Certificates were sorted incredibly quickly when required and nothing was too much trouble.”
Although the project started a number of years ago, it has already been awarded the ‘Best Small Housing Development’ in the East Midlands LABC awards. This was in recognition for its high standards of design, construction and workmanship.
Andrew Allison, managing director of Ryland Design, who acted as architect for the development said: “Everything here has gone to plan and we’re so pleased to see completion. We tried to make The Limes individual and a real clear-cut choice for people who wanted an alternative to living on a large estate.
“The combination of style and tranquillity makes it a fantastic place to live, we’ve got a really good mix of young first-time buyers and families down here so far. Working with West Lindsey’s Building Control has been a pleasure, right from the planning stage to completion.”
Trevor Durant, senior building control surveyor at West Lindsey District Council said the Limes was one of the most interesting projects the team had been involved in.
He added: “We particularly liked the fact that each home here has an individual feel. To be involved in something so unique is always a thrill and we couldn’t be more pleased with how the project has progressed. This is reflected in the award win that simply underlines the prestige of The Limes.”