Plans to turn ‘eyesore’ former Lincoln garage site into affordable homes

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The City of Lincoln Council is being asked to approve a project to build seven new homes on a former Lincoln garage site that’s been described as an eyesore.

This scheme on the site on Lytton Street would be in addition to the 132 affordable homes on various sites across Lincoln that Waterloo Housing Group is already progressing with the city council.

Projects are being carried out with the use of grant money from the Homes and Communities Agency.

The City of Lincoln Council’s Executive will be asked to approve the project at its meeting on July 17.

Bob Ledger, Strategic Director for Housing at the city council, said: “Historically, this site has been problematic in terms of development because a significant amount of work is required to deal with issues such as contaminated ground.

“Waterloo Housing Group has carried out a feasibility study to understand the work required and how much it will cost, and designed a quality housing scheme which takes into account the council’s aim to deliver 500 homes by 2021.

“This is a really positive scheme that will provide seven new homes, at no cost to the local taxpayer, removing an eyesore and vastly enhancing the appearance of the immediate area.”