Going up! Work begins on first new council houses in Stamford

A sod cutting to mark the start of the first council house building project in Stamford for more than ten years took place this week.

The event was held at Glen Crescent in Stamford which will be home to four new council properties. SKDC’s head of housing and neighbourhoods Ian Richardson said: “These four new homes, once completed, will help us to meet the need for more affordable housing within Stamford.

“I look forward to seeing the finished product and feel sure the new tenants will benefit from having high quality homes with low running costs, located in an established community and with easy access to the many amenities Stamford has to offer.

“We are working closely with the contractor, Robert Woodhead , to ensure that the community is involved at various stages.“Woodhead are engaging with local schools and colleges in an effort to promote construction as a possible career choice for young people in the area.”

This development is part of a two year £3m building programme to create 33 new homes in Stamford and Grantham. Planning permission has also been granted for 20 new properties in Lincoln Road, Stamford. These will be eight single bedroom apartments, eight two bedroom houses, two three bedroom houses and two four bedroom houses. The development will include a relocation and re-vamp of the play equipment which is currently in place.

All of the land to be developed is council owned and is made up of former housing, garage sites which have already been cleared of buildings, together with some pockets of open space. Designs include one, two, three and four bedroom flats, houses and bungalows to go into the council’s housing stock.

High energy performance is a key factor, providing affordable warmth for residents, and all should meet ‘Lifetime Homes’ standards; suitable for tenants of all ages and with ease of access for those with a disability or requiring wheelchair access.

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Press release provided by:

South Kesteven District Council communications team at pr@southkesteven.gov.uk or phone 01476 406498 or 406440.

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Back Row

Craig Pygall, Construction Director, Robert Woodhead Construction

Liz Banner, property services service manager, SKDC

Ian Powell, property services officer, SKDC

Ian Richardson, head of housing and neighbourhoods, SKDC

Michelle Woodward, senior risk manager, Robert Woodhead Construction

Michael Broadhurst, project coordinator, Robert Woodhead Construction

Andy Mason, site manager, Robert Woodhead Construction

Front Row

Cllr Terl Bryant, portfolio holder for good housing, SKDC

Cllr Linda Neal, leader, SKDC