Plans revealed for 39 affordable family homes on former Ermine Primary site

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Developers have lodged plans to provide 39 new affordable family homes on the Ermine estate in Lincoln.

Housing would be built on the site of the former Ermine Primary School in the centre of the estate, which is currently unused after the school was demolished in 2012.

The new homes would be on the former Ermine Primary site, which is currently vacant after the school was demolished.

The new homes would be on the former Ermine Primary site, which is currently vacant after the school was demolished.

The whole development is intended at be affordable housing, with some properties offering a shared ownership scheme and some at affordable rental prices.

The whole scheme is designed to provide affordable family homes.

The whole scheme is designed to provide affordable family homes.

The site plans also include provision for 71 allocated parking spaces for the mix of one bedroom to four bedroom properties.

Ermine Academy playing fields would be located to the north and east of the estate and to the south and west would be an existing housing estate.

Designs for the new properties.

Designs for the new properties.

An opening to 12 houses on the new plot would be created from Bilsby Close. Other proposed houses would be accessed by Hatcliffe Gardens via a new road.

Applicants New Linx Housing Trust say in their design statement to the City of Lincoln Council: “Materials will be of high quality and all endeavours will be made to source these locally.

“The new dwellings will continue the strong sense of place and built form that exists on the Ermine estate to provide much needed family housing in an established residential environment while also helping to address the city’s chronic under supply of housing land.”

Developers say they will also include a planting scheme to create ‘green corridors’.

The proposals will be considered by the City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee at a later date.