New Ermine council houses await approval by Lincoln Executive

A round of 16 new council homes is set to be approval by the City of Lincoln Council’s Executive committee at a meeting on Monday, December 14.

The 16 rental properties, on land off Blankney Crescent on the Ermine estate of Lincoln, is in the next phase of the council’s house building programme.

Proposals include one four-bed house, five three-bed houses and ten two-bed houses. Each property will be constructed to be energy efficient and “high quality”.

The total estimated cost of the fourth phase, including contingencies, is £2,086,705.

If approved, building work would begin in April/May of 2016.

On June 16, 2013 the city council approved a strategy for new builds and released a total of £15 million for investment in new council housing over the next six years.

Council Leader Ric Metcalfe, Chief Executive Andrew Taylor, Director of Housing and Community Services John Bibby and Chairman of Lindum Group, David Chambers, celebrate the completion of five new council homes in Stapleford Avenue. Photo: Stuart Wilde

Council Leader Ric Metcalfe, Chief Executive Andrew Taylor, Director of Housing and Community Services John Bibby and Chairman of Lindum Group, David Chambers, celebrate the completion of five new council homes in Stapleford Avenue. Photo: Stuart Wilde

Some 10 homes were built in phases one and two. The 2015/16 phase three of the new build programme, consisting of 20 bungalows within the Birchwood area of the city, is progressing currently with the completion of the first five bungalows already achieved.

The completion of the Birchwood phase is due in March 2016.