Boston

Over 100 new homes set for new multi-million development in Boston

A new multi-million pound development in Boston will provide more than 100 new affordable homes.

Work began on Longhurst Group’s new development Heron Park this month, which will be delivered in partnership with builder Chestnut Homes. It is scheduled for completion in 2021.

Heron Park will comprise of 68 homes for Social Rent, with 20 one-bedroom houses, 20 two-bedroom properties and 28 three-bedroom homes. A further 35 units will be made available for Shared Ownership, with 13 two-bedroom houses and 22 three-bed properties.

Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness, said: “This fantastic development is great news for Boston, a growing town with a need for more affordable housing.

“With over £9 billion funding allocated to the Affordable Homes Programme nationally and the recent reforms announced to the National Planning Policy Framework, the Government has set out measures specifically to encourage more affordable housing.

“I want to see more homes built that are affordable for households on lower incomes, so I am encouraged to see Longhurst Group and Chestnut Homes working together to meet the needs of the town. I look forward to seeing this development come together.”

Councillor Aaron Spencer, Leader at Boston Borough Council, said: “It is great for Boston; it is great for helping us meet our housing needs for delivery. I am proud of all the support shown working in partnership and to move these houses forward. Without companies like this we really couldn’t afford to bring these opportunities to Boston.”

The development is Longhurst Group’s first since being announced as a Strategic Partner of Homes England, which saw the Group awarded with additional funding.