Council to make decision on plans for 62 affordable homes in Birchwood

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The City of Lincoln Council will discuss plans for 62 affordable homes to be built on public open space in Birchwood next week.

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

Proposals would see the 62 homes built on land off Aldergrove Crecsent and Jasmin Walk and to rear of Snetterton Close and Birchwood Centre.

Plans for play equipment and public open space as part of the development.

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

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

Building work would 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.”

Councillors at the City of Lincoln Council will discuss plans at a meeting on Wednesday, November 8.