Plans revealed for almost 40 new affordable homes near Scunthorpe town centre

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 9 Nov 2018

Proposals to build almost 40 new homes near Scunthorpe town centre have been revealed.

The scheme would see the properties constructed on land on Station Road and comes as part of a £25 million project to build 240 new affordable homes in the Scunthorpe area.

The overall scheme is being brought forward by North Lincolnshire Council , Ongo Homes and the Government's Homes and Communities Agency, using sites owned by the council.

Ongo has announced its scheme for the Station Road site, which was formerly a council depot and backs onto the railway line, would include a total of 38 two, three and four-bedroom homes. A mixture of tenures would be available including homes to rent, shared ownership and rent-to-buy.

The social landlord is now looking to gather residents' views on the potential development before a formal planning application is submitted and a consultation event will be held at the former council depot site on Monday, November 12.


The site of the former North Lincolnshire Council depot on Station Road, Scunthorpe (Image: Scunthorpe Live)

Martin Phillips, development manager at Ongo Homes, said: "It’s really important to us to gather views of local people, to see what would be important to them in a new development.

"We will be taking all feedback on board that we receive from the consultation and use this to put our planning application together to create new homes the whole community can be proud of."

Read more: Plans revealed for 32 affordable homes on disused Scunthorpe sports complex

The proposals for Station Road come two months after landscaping work started in preparation for the construction of 24 homes on another of the Scunthorpe sites included in the overall scheme, the former Crosby Primary School on Frodingham Road.

Eight two-bed properties, 12 three-bedroom homes and four four-bedroom homes are due to be built on that site, which marks phase one of the Accelerated Housing Partnership scheme.

It follows the demolition of the school in summer 2017, after the relocation of staff and pupils to a new site.

Plans were submitted in August to build 32 homes on a disused sports complex on Rowland Road in Scunthorpe as part of the overall scheme, while other sites earmarked for development include the former South Leys Comprehensive School on Enderby Road, the former Ashby Institute on Collum Avenue and a former children's home on Poplar Drive in Brigg .

People can find out more about the proposals for Station Road at consultation event, which will be held at the former council depot site from 1.30pm to 4pm on Monday, November 12.

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Council leader Rob Waltham said: "We are pleased to be working with Ongo Homes on this initiative to provide homes for people in Scunthorpe. Under the proposals a mixture of tenures are provided to meet different needs and affordability, including rent to buy.

"This consultation event will give residents the opportunity to take a look at the plans and let us know what they think before Ongo submit their planning application. Please go along and share your views about the development."



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