Old council buildings to be demolished for 50 new homes

The City of Lincoln will have achieved more than three-quarters of its promise to deliver 400 affordable homes by 2020 after almost 50 more were approved last night.

Senior councillors on the executive approved proposals by the authority to demolish old council-owned buildings on Swift Gardens and Rookery Lane to make way for 49 new homes.

Markham House is currently sat empty, so could be levelled to make way for five two-bedroom, four-person family homes in the next two years.

The site off Rookery Lane is a much larger project with 44 homes, which needs further planning for the type of homes which will be on offer.

This is what the new houses would look like.

Councillor Ric Metcalfe said: “We made a promise to deliver 400 homes, we’re getting on to the 300 mark.

“This is a position required of us if we intend to make future progress on our immediate target.”

He added: “There will be further targets I’m sure.”

The council also agreed to begin exploring smaller sites which could be used as “in-fill”.

So far 283 of the 400 additional homes have been delivered. Lincoln will also be looking to build more than 270 homes from 2020-22.

Earlier this year, the council approved plans to transform the former De Wint Court site into a care facility of 70 self-contained flats.


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