27 February 2015
Our Lincolnshire development of new affordable homes named in recognition of the local salt producing community has been officially opened this week.
Salters Close in the coastal village of Marshchapel provides 10 new energy efficient homes for rent and shared ownership to local people. Comprising 8 two bedroom bungalows and 2 two bedroom houses, the scheme received investment support from the government’s Homes and Communities Agency.
To mark the occasion Councillor Mossop planted a tree and also unveiled a plaque which pays tribute to the ‘salters’ who worked in the area.
Marshchapel ward member, Councillor Ed Mossop, said: "One of the key things with this development is that the homes have all gone to families with a very close connection to Marshchapel. In the 20 years that I have been a District Councillor we have been trying to get some kind of security for local people so that they get priority with local housing which we have seen achieved in this case. I am pleased to be associated with this development."
Portfolio holder for the built environment, Councillor William Gray, added: "Local homes for local people is something that is very high on our agenda. We are aware that local housing needs often outweigh available homes, so it is great that we can work together with housing groups such as Waterloo Housing to provide much needed affordable homes for our residents allowing them to stay in the area in which they grew up, have friends and often work."
Andy Parker, our area development manager, added: “We are delighted that this scheme has brought much needed affordable homes to this rural area thanks to our strong partnership with Marshchapel Parish Council and East Lindsey District Council.”
The homes have been built to meet local housing need following a housing needs survey carried out by East Lindsey District Council. We worked in partnership with Marshchapel Parish Council who helped to design the scheme and also supported the planning application.