Pub makes way for Hammond’s first homes scheme

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 1 Apr 2018

A 13-home development on the site of a former Grimsby pub is underway.

Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council and ward councillor Ray Oxby was invited to cut the first sod on Oak Tree View.

Taking its name from the establishment it replaces, off Norwich Avenue, it is the first development from Hammond Homes Ltd, with the Hull-based firm having previously built for many national housebuilders.

Cllr Oxby cuts the first sod, alongside Nick Hammond and the team

Nick Hammond, managing director, said: “The leap into becoming developers would not have been possible but for the people present at the ceremony, including North East Lincolnshire Council and Engie, who have worked tirelessly to progress and approve our planning application in record-breaking time, with support and keen interest from Cllr Oxby in seeing this plot of land finally developed after many years or laying derelict.

“From an early stage in the planning process, we developed a relationship with all the local residents and kept them engaged with the planning progress. As a company, Hammond Homes Ltd think that involving the community is essential throughout the full development in a bid to enhance their neighbourhood.  

“We are hoping that this development will be the first of many more in Grimsby for Hammond Homes and it is our plan to build a supply chain by utilising as many local firms and operatives from the area as possible.”

The Oak Tree closed five years ago, and is now being replaced with nine houses, of which three are semis with a three-unit link, and four semi-detached bungalows to the rear. 

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