Housebuilder Gleeson has been granted planning permission to build 95 new homes on brownfield land located off Middlefield Lane in Gainsborough.
The development, which will be known as Hillcrest Gardens will see the nine-acre site be transformed into beautiful and carefully designed, quality, affordable 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom semi and detached homes.
Prices on the development are anticipated to start at £125,995 for a two-bedroom home, with the Government’s Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme will be available, meaning prospective homeowners will be able to buy with just a 5% deposit, ideal for first-time buyers and young families in the area.
Gleeson will make several contributions to enrich the Gainsborough community, including a £112,393 affordable housing contribution, £55,820 towards education, which will be used towards a new classroom block at Queen Elizabeth High School, £60,087 towards health care, which will be used towards increased capacity at John Coupland Hospital, a £134,792 public open space contribution to be used towards play equipment at Aisby Walk and lastly a £5,000 travel plan contribution, to be used towards the cost of monitoring the roads around the new development. To attract and protect ecology around the development, Gleeson will be installing bird and bat boxes, as well as planting a number of new trees.
Construction at Hillcrest Gardens is set to begin in June 2021, with the first new homes for sale released in October 2021 and show homes expected to open in January 2022. The first new homeowners are expected to move into their homes in spring 2022.
Wayne Sutton, Operations Director at Gleeson said: “We are delighted to be bringing 95 much-needed homes to Gainsborough. This is our first development in West Lindsey, following great success in East Lindsey, which we are expecting to replicate by bringing our affordable, quality homes to the area for young first-time buyers and key workers.
“We are pleased to be supporting the local area by improving public open space, ecology and the health care and education infrastructure of Gainsborough, as well as supporting the community by employing a workforce on site that will be made up of local labour and contractors.”
Gleeson build homes that are genuinely affordable, providing customers with the opportunity for wealth creation through home ownership. 86% of Gleeson’s customers are first-time buyers, with three out of four of all buyers being under the age of 35.
Gleeson is seeking local labour and sub-contractors to work on this exciting new development, including applications from local young people who are interested in joining the Gleeson apprenticeship scheme.