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Progress being made on housing development on former Western School site

5:00 pm, Friday, 24th September 2021 - 1 year ago

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Major roads have been installed at the site of the former Western School ahead of a planned housing development.

The Cambridge Road development, which is being managed by North East Lincolnshire Council, will see a community of 387 properties including two and three bedroom houses, an extra care facility and some affordable housing.

The so-called ‘spine roads’ have now been completed and the Council is now looking for a developer to come forward for the project.

50 homes will be used as retirement dwellings and a 90-bed extra care facility will also feature on the site.

The Former Western School and Playing Field site received funding from Homes England and the Accelerated Construction Fund, to provide enabling works including planning permission, spine roads and services up to the property.

Contractor CR Reynolds has completed the works to include access roads, main entrances, and utility companies have brough services up to the site.

The works commenced in April 2021 and are now nearing completion.

One of the main features of the site is the sustainable drainage system. With the weather now being more unpredictable and extreme weather and rainfall more common, it right that the site should have a sustainable drainage network. 

At a meeting of the Council’s Cabinet last week, Councillors approved a decision to procure a developer to work with the Council, to build houses on the site.

Councillor Callum Procter, portfolio holder for economic growth, housing and tourism at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “I’m really pleased to see this housing development progressing. We are facing a clear need for more housing nationally so I welcome this development.

“This development in particular demonstrates our commitment to try to develop on brownfield sites. This reflects our intention to look at North East Lincolnshire as a whole when it comes to housing developments, and to examine closely where is most appropriate to build.

“We have to get the balance right to meet the needs of our population.”

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