Councillor Welcomes Plan for Affordable Homes in Keelby

A West Lindsey District Councillor is delighted to see ‘much needed’ affordable homes being built in the district.

A scheme of 18 homes for affordable rent and shared ownership is currently under construction on Riby Road in Keelby with completion scheduled for spring 2017.

The affordable housing scheme is being developed by Geda Construction and Waterloo Housing Group will own and manage the properties upon completion.

Waterloo Housing Group has received £475,000 in grant funding from the Housing and Communities Agency Affordable Housing Programme 2015 -18 to support the delivery of these homes.

The news has been welcomed by ward Cllr. Owen Bierley. He said:

“Six years ago the parish council identified a need for affordable housing by means of a Parish Housing Needs Survey so you can imagine how excited I am to see the development go ahead.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to Geda Construction, Waterloo Housing and the Housing Communities Agency for making this much-needed development in the village possible.”

Ms Marion Duffy, Waterloo Housing Group Director of Neighbourhoods and Operations commented:

“With support from our partners at West Lindsey District Council and the Homes and Communities Agency, we are delighted to be working with Geda Construction to build these new homes.

“We know only too well the considerable need for affordable homes to be provided in rural communities, and so are happy to be playing our part in addressing this need.”

This housing scheme will provide accommodation for single people, couples, families and over 55’s and will be the first affordable housing to be delivered in Keelby for 50 years.  It will deliver an excellent mix comprising:

Shared Ownership

  • 4 x 2 bedroom houses for shared ownership; and

Affordable Rent

  • 4 x 1 bed flats
  • 4 x 2 bed houses
  • 2 x 3 bed houses
  • 4 x 1 bed bungalows

Registration for the properties will be through Lincs Homefinder Choice Based Lettings scheme at Conservative-led West Lindsey District Council. Priority for allocating the properties will be given to persons who have a local connection to the village. 

Applicants who have moved away from the village but want to move back will be considered. It is important that everyone who is interested in the homes for rent is registered with the Lincs Homefinder.

Households who are not currently registered can do so now by contacting the Home Choices Team at West Lindsey District Council on 01427 676676 or online at www.lincshomefinder.co.uk. Households interested in the shared ownership properties should contact Donna Gadd at Waterloo Housing on 0121 788 7538 donna.gadd@waterloo.org.uk.