Nearly 500 people register for first phase of new Sleaford housing development

Huge demand for new properties at the new Holdingham Grange scheme on the outskirts of Sleaford, say developers. EMN-170321-110903001
Huge demand for new properties at the new Holdingham Grange scheme on the outskirts of Sleaford, say developers. EMN-170321-110903001

Figures released by house building bosses have revealed new homes are in high-demand.

Nearly 500 people registered their interest for the first phase of 189 homes at the Holdingham Grange development in Sleaford, located off the roundabout near McDonald’s.

Persimmon Homes Nottingham released the figures, proving that the region is crying out for new build homes.

As a way of managing the rush for new homes, the site developers decided to host a Help to Buy weekend last Saturday and Sunday.

At the weekend, would-be homeowners were invited to go along to Holdingham Grange off Lincoln Road to learn more about the Government-backed scheme. A legal advisor was also on-hand to offer guidance to anyone interested in buying a home.

Introduced in 2013, the Help to Buy scheme has helped around 235 Persimmon customers purchase a new home in the region alone. Over 25 percent of homes at nearby housing development, The Heights, were also bought using the scheme.

Saleena Draper, who has over 18 years’ experience in the housing industry and is field sales manager for Persimmon Homes Nottingham, said: “The overwhelming interest in our Holdingham Grange site is a good indication of the need for new homes in the area.

“The Help to Buy scheme has helped thousands of people purchase their home so we were thrilled to see so many customers come along to our open to see how the Help to Buy scheme can work for them.”

Currently, the repayment figure on a two-bedroom semi-detached house known as the Alnwick, valued at £139.995, could be £313 per month.

* Meanwhile, Larkfleet Homes of Bourne have submitted a planning application confirming their wish to build 182 homes on land to the north of Grantham next to the A15 bypass.

The site is opposite another housing development that the company already has permission to build on land to the south of Grantham Road.

* North Kesteven District Council’s planning committee will meet later on this afternoon (Tuesday) at 5pm to consider outline plans for the proposed Sleaford West urban extension on land to the west of The Drove , Covel Road, Stokes Drive and St Denys’ Avenue.

It would see the construction of 1,400 new homes, care home, primary school, secondary education facility, light industrial and office units, 40 bed hotel, health centre, retail units with offices above, a family pub/restaurant, a community centre, public open space and outdoor sports facilities, with access from a new roundabout off the A15 as well as limited access from the existing Drove Lane and St Denys’ Avenue.

The scheme has been put forward by landowners and is recommended for permission by NKDC officers.