February 28, 2019 9.26 am This story is over 57 months old

Affordable homes plan for Lincoln allotments given go-ahead

New plan for former allotments site

City councillors have given the green light for 35 affordable homes to be built on a former Lincoln allotment site.

City of Lincoln Council was given outline permission for homes, which would be built by local construction company Lindum, on the site in February 2017.

The authority had previously approved a possible sale of the site on Riseholme Road after demand for allotments was deemed poor.

Now, the council’s planning committee have backed plans to build affordable homes at the site.

Site layout for the affordable homes on Riseholme Road.

The council will sell the land to Waterloo Housing Group as part of the development.

A mixture of two and three bedroom homes are proposed for the site.

The authority said in their plans that the proposals will make a “tangible contribution” to the area.

Meanwhile, Councillor Ronald Hills said he saw few issues with the proposals for housing on the site.

“This is housing that we desperately need in the city,” he said.

“I see few problems with this.”

Councillor Naomi Tweddle, who represents Minster ward which the plan falls in, said the proposal will be a benefit to the area.

“I welcome this kind of development as it delivers housing that is much needed,” she said.

“We all know that we need more of this kind of housing.”

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