Skegness

New affordable housing development with 168 homes to open in Skegness

A new affordable development consisting of 168 homes and community hub will be opened in Skegness this week.

Ninety out of 100 affordable homes have so far been built on the 1.12-hectare brownfield site at Saxon Fields which will be unveiled on Tuesday, October 24.

The original scheme has been enlarged, meaning a further 68 homes will be added by summer 2018.

Funding comes from the Unlocking Rural Housing Programme run by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

The programme benefitted from £4.2 million of funding in the first round of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP’s Growth Deal negotiated with the government.

It aims to provide affordable homes in and around Boston and Skegness.

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.

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

“Our programme plays an important role in enabling housing sites to be developed, and we look forward to working with our partners on similar projects in the future.”