Council approves plans for 62 affordable houses in Birchwood

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The planning committee at the City of Lincoln Council has approved plans for 62 affordable homes to be built on public open space in Birchwood.

Community group Birchwood Big Local, which is run by residents, officially submitted the plans for the new homes in September.

Proposals, which were approved at a meeting on Wednesday, November 8, will now see the 62 homes built on land off Aldergrove Crecsent and Jasmin Walk and to rear of Snetterton Close and Birchwood Centre.

During the meeting, eight members voted for the plans, while two voted against. No members abstained.

The development will be primarily for the elderly and will feature a new play park and public open space on Jasmine Green.

Birchwood Big Local previously secured £1 million of funding through the Big Local programme to make a lasting difference in the community.

Building work will also comprise:

  • 24 one-bed flats/maisonettes
  • 19 one-bed houses
  • 19 two-bed houses

Vice Chair of Birchwood Big Local David George previously told The Lincolnite: “The affordable homes element of the scheme will allow us to provide a much needed supply of homes for elderly people in the area, in accordance with the local plan, but it will also be a viable source of funding from ground rent that we will be able to re-invest in the local area.”

At the time of writing, it is unknown when work will begin on the site.