Grantham

Work starts on 46 homes Grantham development

Work has begun on a new housing development in Grantham which will bring 46 affordable homes to the Lincolnshire town.

The Hanbury Avenue site will be delivered by L&H Homes (part of the Longhurst Group) with contractors Lindum, with work due for completion in October 2019.

The development will offer a mixture of two, three and four bedroom houses for affordable rent.

It will also offer two and three bed houses for shared-ownership.

It has received support from South Kesteven District Council and Homes England, which provided £538,214 in grant funding.

Longhurst Group invested just under £900,000 of Recycled Capital Grant Funding in addition to their own reserves.

Longhurst Group’s Executive Director of Portfolio Investment, Ian Jackson, said: “We’re delighted to have started work on this exciting development, which contributes to our aim of building around 3,000 new homes by 2020.

“We’ve developed a lot of properties over the last five-years in Grantham and this is a continuation of the good work we’ve been doing to provide much needed affordable homes for local people.

“South Kesteven has been one of our most important partners for quite some time now, we have a very good working relationship with them and we continue to see the positive results of our partnership like this exciting project on Hanbury Avenue.”

Leader of South Kesteven District Council, Councillor Matthew Lee, added: “For me a council is not just about granting planning permission, it’s actually about getting out there and getting involved itself with companies and getting house building on the ground.

“For SKDC, housing is incredibly important but we’re not just talking about private sector for sale housing, we’re talking about affordable housing and social housing. It’s about creating that blend which this site delivers and I’m so pleased to be here to see the work begin.”