Crowle to get new housing

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TWENTY new homes are set to be built in Crowle after North Lincolnshire Homes (NLH) secured £2.5m from a Government funding pot.

Building of the new properties at Manor Gardens will begin around March and will see the creation of 16 new apartments and four bungalows. The project is part of a wider scheme from NLH which will see it build an additional 48 homes across the region.

The housing association demolished the previous Manor Gardens site in 2008. Back then the development consisted of bedsits which were old fashioned and lying empty.

NLH is one of 146 housing providers across the country to receive the funding as part of the Government’s Homes and Communities Agency’s (HCA) £1.8 billion four year affordable homes programme.

To date NLH has built 14 new eco-friendly rural homes, including five in West Butterwick.

NLH Director of Regeneration Peter Stones said he was delighted the organisation was granted funding from the HCA. “It is a big boost for us as a housing provider and for our communities that the Government supports our plans to expand,” he added.

“Along with our partners – Synergy Housing Solutions and David Bishops Associates – we are on course to begin our building project in early 2012.

“Not only will this allow us to provide much needed housing in rural areas but it is also significant in that we now have a seat at the table of the decision makers who decide on funding for major developments.

“We also have a chance to establish ourselves with a track record of delivering new homes on time and on budget.

“This is the best way we can give something back to the local community - by tackling the waiting list with quality new homes in mainly rural locations.” NLH recently completed a £162m improvement programme on its properties, promised to tenants at transfer.