Boston

New 123-home development in Boston to officially open next week

A development of 123 new affordable homes in Boston will be officially opened next week.

The houses on Broadfield Lane, which have been built by construction company Lindum for the Waterloo Housing Group, will be unveiled at a ceremony on July 3.

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership provided £750,000 in funding from its Unlocking Rural Housing Programme to deliver 75 homes on the site, and meet the additional costs of flood mitigation.

David Dexter, deputy chair of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, said: “We funded this scheme because we recognise the importance of housing to the local economy and the contribution which housing makes to growth.

“Despite clear evidence that additional housing is needed, developers in Greater Lincolnshire have been unable to access sufficient funding to meet the additional costs of overcoming flood risk.

“That’s why, in our very first Growth Deal which we negotiated with the government in 2014, we developed our £4.2m Unlocking Rural Housing Programme.”

Anthony Riley, Waterloo Housing Group director of development and operations, said: “We are delighted to have worked with the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Boston Borough Council and the Homes and Communities Agency to fund this significant new development of affordable rented and shared ownership homes in Boston, which were built by our trusted partner Lindum.

Simon Gregory, MD of Lindum Construction, added: “As a local construction company we support the use of local contractors and suppliers and are proud to be a part of the team responsible for creating these much needed affordable properties and hope the residents enjoy living in their quality new homes.”