First new homes unveiled in Horncastle

13 February 2015

The first phase of our exciting new affordable housing development in Horncastle  is almost complete and we've given one of the first local residents set to move in the chance to see his new home.

Councillor Stephenxson presenting basket of fruit to new tenant Darren Seymour

The £12 million development at N’dola Drive and Churchill Avenue is being built in partnership with East Lindsey District Council and with support from Horncastle Town Council. It is providing 106 energy-efficient new homes for rent and to part buy and part-rent through shared ownership, and includes replacing 36 outdated flats and maisonettes.

The new housing has attracted government grant support of £2.09 million from the Homes and Communities Agency.

Darren is one of 12 residents being rehoused from the existing flats into a brand new property at the end of this month. The new development offers him the chance to move into more suitable accommodation without leaving his local community.

“To have the chance to move into an affordable new home on my doorstep is a dream come true,” he said. “I’m moving into a one-bedroom bungalow which is perfect for me and I can’t wait to move in!”

Councillors and officers from East Lindsey District Council and Horncastle Town Council also took the opportunity to see the new homes, and view the progress of the site.

The District Council’s portfolio holder for the built environment, Councillor William Gray, said:“This much-needed affordable housing will be a welcome addition to Horncastle. It will enable local people to remain living and working in the area where they grew up and close to family and friends which is very important.”

Building contractor Geda will complete 64 of the new homes in phases by late spring 2015 and the remaining 42 homes are due to follow by early 2016.

If you live in the local area and are looking for affordable rented housing register now on Homes Direct  so you will be able to apply when the next phase of homes are advertised between 11-15 March 2015. Preference will be given to people with a local connection to the area.

There are also opportunities to buy your own two or three bedroom home at the development through shared ownership, or part-buy part-rent, with prices starting with prices from £33,000 for a 30% share. See the Centurion Park development on the Waterloo Homes website for more details.

Pictured are: Councillor Doreen Stephenson, leader of East Lindsey District Council, welcomes Darren to his new home.