£5million plan revealed to build 240 homes in Scunthorpe by 2020

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 11 Oct 2017

240 new homes are set to be built in Scunthorpe as part of a £5million house building initiative.

North Lincolnshire Council has announced the plans as part of a partnership with the Government and Ongo Homes.

The partnership will look to build the new homes in both Scunthorpe and Brigg by 2020.

As part of the partnership, seven sites have been identified where homes could be built:

  • West Street, Scunthorpe
  • Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe
  • Rowland Road, Scunthorpe
  • Station Road, Scunthorpe
  • Warwick Road, Scunthorpe
  • Enderby Road, Scunthorpe
  • Poplar Drive, Brigg

The programme will be flexible to allow each site to be assessed individually to find the most appropriate type of ownership.

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Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The Government are continuing to support us to build new homes here in North Lincolnshire. Working in partnership with Ongo we will deliver this ambitious housing programme to provide a range of home ownership opportunities to enable young people and families to enter the housing market.

Frodingham Road has been earmarked as a potential area for new homes

"We are reigniting our partnership with Ongo and together we are committed to delivering much needed new homes for our residents.

“We have a responsibility to ensure that there are enough new homes being built in North Lincolnshire and that there are affordable homes to support more residents to buy their own home.

“Our overall vision for the programme is to help people become homeowners. We recognise that not everyone is in a position to be able to afford to buy a home, but through this programme a number of options will be available to support them to secure a home for their families' future."

Funding will be sought from the Government through the Homes and Communities Agency to support the delivery of the programme.

Pete Stones, Director of Regeneration at Ongo, said: “We are looking forward to working in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council and welcome the opportunity to work together to meet the housing need in North Lincolnshire.

“Having a plan to build 240 new homes in the region is exciting, particularly with the demand for affordable housing in this area.”

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