More affordable housing developments in Boston borough

NEW HOMES: A combination of rented and shared-ownership properties have been developed in Sutterton. NA
NEW HOMES: A combination of rented and shared-ownership properties have been developed in Sutterton. NA

The number of affordable homes in Boston borough is building up... quite literally with two new developments now completed.

And more are to come, with a deal struck to provide further properties over the next three years.

Residents have already started to move in to a number of the homes on the developments which have been completed. This includes 20 properties by Waterloo Housing Group in Sutterton, made up of 16 homes for affordable rent and four for shared ownership. A further 19 homes have been built at Swineshead by L&H Homes, including 16 for affordable rent and three for shared ownership.

Mike Hardy, managing director of L&H Homes, said: “Delivering housing in the rural areas of Lincolnshire is becoming increasingly important as many people are being forced to move out of the countryside because of soaring property prices. By building houses in the areas that need it most, we can allow local people to stay close to their families and communities.”

As we revealed lastweek, the borough ouncil has also signed up with the Waterloo Housing Group to deliver 70 affordable homes over three years. The council will contribute £7,857 per property but receive back £6,700 for each from the Government’s New Homes Bonus.

Coun Mike Gilbert, portfolio holder for housing, said: “Boston’s Conservative administration understands the concerns of local people about homes for local people and has embarked on an excellent partnership which should deliver 70 much-needed affordable new homes.”

Affordable rented properties are advertised in the Choice Based Lettings magazine, from Boston Mayflower. For information on affordable housing call 01205 314548.