First affordable homes for North Thoresby

02 September 2014

Councillors visit the North Thoresby site

Residents of North Thoresby in Lincolnshire are ‘delighted’ that 10 new homes are being built in the village to provide much needed affordable housing.

Villagers on the North Thoresby Parish Council worked with Waterloo Housing Group, the architect Halsall Lloyd and East Lindsey District Council (ELDC) to develop the plans for the scheme. When completed in early 2015, it will provide 10 one and two-bedroom bungalows and two and three-bedroom houses, including four for shared ownership.

Councillors recently visited the development to see progress on the new homes.

Brian Greenland, chair of North Thoresby Parish Council, said: "There has been a long-standing need for affordable housing in this village and we're delighted that this development is underway.”

Councillor Doreen Stephenson, leader of ELDC, said: "This development is great news for the village because it will help with housing young people who certainly cannot afford to buy the properties that are currently on the market in the village.”

ELDC's portfolio holder for built environment, Councillor William Gray, added: "We are pleased that together with the parish council and Waterloo Housing Group we have been able to address the need for affordable housing in North Thoresby.

"These properties will be allocated first to those with a connection to the village to ensure that local people have the opportunity to stay in the area in which they grew up, have family or currently work."

Anthony Riley, group director of development and operations at Waterloo Housing Group, said: "This is an excellent example of how the parish council, district council and Waterloo Housing Group can work together to provide affordable homes for local people."