New round of Lincoln council homes given the go-ahead

Some 16 new council homes could be built on the Ermine estate in Lincoln after plans for another round of development were approved on Monday, December 14.

The 16 rental properties, on land off Blankney Crescent, are part of the next phase of the council’s house building programme.

Building work would begin in April/May of 2016, subject to final planning approval.

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.

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.

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.