Plans for 115 new ‘low cost’ homes in Gainsborough

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Plans have been submitted for 115 new homes to be built on land off Middlefield Lane in Gainsborough.

Submitted by Craig Hawvey, land manager at Gleeson Regeneration Ltd, plans would see the 115 new homes built on former paddock land.

The 115 units would consist of two and three-bed semi- and three and four-bed detached low cost housing for sale properties.

Of the homes, the site would consist:

  • 29 two-bed units
  • 41 three-bed units
  • 40 three-bed units
  • 5 four-bed units

Layout plans for the site.

As part of the 3.7 hectare site, this would also include 160 car parking spaces.

The development, which would be accessed off Middlefield Lane, is aimed at people looking to get onto the property ladder.

A spokesperson for Gleeson Regeneration said in the application: “Gleeson focuses solely on building low cost homes for people on low incomes in areas of industrial decline, economic and social deprivation. We build a range of affordable new homes for sale to people who would otherwise be unable to afford a new home, thereby helping them onto the property ladder.

“The proposals create a good spread of house types, sizes, mix / choice across the whole site allowing the proposal to cater to a full spectrum of the population in Gainsborough and surrounding areas as well as for other areas of the UK assuming they are relocating to the area.

“The proposals provide a high quality and attractive development and represent a significant opportunity to secure the positive development of a former unused, overgrown site.

“Overall, careful thought has been given to the design, layout and massing of the proposed development. As such it is considered that the design of the proposal is appropriate, and it is our view that the new development will bring about considerable improvements over and above the existing situation.”

Members of the planning committee at West Lindsey District Council will discuss proposals at a later date.