Affordable homes in village


A scheme to build 22 affordable homes on the outskirts of Heckington has been proposed by a property firm in partnership with the district council.

North Kesteven District Council is working with the Lindum Group which, subject to planning permission, would see 22 homes built on its behalf.

The site for 14 two-bedroomed, semi-detached houses and eight apartments is on land on Kyme Road next to the fish and chip shop, but the parish council is concerned that the growing village’s infrastructure cannot cope, particularly referring to sewerage and power 

An NKDC spokesman said: “The new properties would be constructed to high standards of comfort, insulation and sustainability. Once constructed the council would add the homes into its stock of quality affordable housing for the benefit of local residents.

“The council’s executive board decided that this was an ideal opportunity to pursue an attractive and cost-effective option for building up the availability of council homes in an area of need.”

If approved, he said construction would begin in the spring of 2016.

The apoplicant’s distributed 80 letters about the plans to surrounding residents.

The company states: “We have received no negative responses to the consultation letters. Included in the responses has been praise and support for the provision of affordable housing in Heckington.”