Old council buildings to make way for 50 homes

Old council-owned buildings will be demolished to make way for 49 new council houses in Lincoln.

Proposals for the development will be put forward to the City of Lincoln Council executive committee on Wednesday, August 28.

The plots under consideration are Markham House on Swift Gardens and a council-owned plot of land on Rookery Lane.

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.

It will go before the executive committee before the end of the year.

This is what the new houses would look like.

Councillor Donald Nannestad, the portfolio holder for quality housing at City of Lincoln Council, said: “Demand for housing is increasing, particularly for family accommodation, so keeping on top of that demand for our residents is an absolute priority.

“Since 2017, we have enabled the delivery of 285 affordable homes, and including the proposed developments at Markham House and Rookery Lane, we are looking at enabling a further 131 affordable new homes in 2020-21 and 141 in 2021-22.

“If these plans are approved by the executive, it will enable us to build more thriving communities in Lincoln, consisting of homes that meet the varied needs of our residents in popular residential areas.”

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