New accessible homes set to be built in Scunthorpe and Brigg

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 20 Oct 2017

New accessible homes are set to be built at six sites in North Lincolnshire.

Ongo Homes, the region's biggest social landlord, is working in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council on the scheme, which would see a total of seven properties built.

They will provide wheelchair-friendly housing and are aimed at providing families with homes that are much more suitable for their needs.

The homes will be two and three-bedroom bungalows in Scunthorpe and Brigg, with planning permission already granted for the first, earmarked for a site on the Westcliff estate.

The other five sites are said by Ongo to still be in the early stages awaiting approval, although they are all earmarked to go on land owned by Ongo and the council.

READ MORE: £5million plan revealed to build 240 homes in Scunthorpe by 2020

The homes are to be funded by the Homes and Communities Agency and the council.

Martin Phillips, development manager at Ongo, said: "It’s great news to see this project progressing and to have planning permission granted for the first site. We’re aiming to get on site by the end of the year.

"There is a big demand for accessible homes in North Lincolnshire, and this project will really help to support people needing adapted homes."

Council leader Rob Waltham said: "Accessible homes are critical in supporting families to adapt to changes in medical conditions. Through this investment we are helping to provide in North Lincolnshire homes that will help families live more independently.

"Work on the first property on Marlowe Road will soon be under way and we hope to see families enjoying their new home in the new year."

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