Plans to go on show for schemes which could see 50 new affordable homes built in Scunthorpe
Work could start this autumn on building 50 new affordable homes on two sites in Scunthorpe
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 10 May 2018
Plans for 50 new homes in Scunthorpe are set to go on show to the public.
The houses, earmarked for land on West Street and Rowland Road, form part of a scheme by Ongo Homes and North Lincolnshire Council to build 240 new affordable homes in North Lincolnshire.
They will be a mixture of two, three and four-bedroom houses, with 28 planned for the Rowland Road site and 22 for West Street.
The plans, which have an estimated cost of between £5.5 million and £6 million for both sites, will be presented at two public consultation events on Thursday, May 10 and Wednesday, June 6, so local residents can share their views.
An estimated start date of autumn this year has been given for work on the new homes to begin, with building work expected to then take 12 months to complete.
Martin Phillips, development manager for Ongo, said: "It's brilliant that we’re able to move forward with this partnership programme with North Lincolnshire Council. It has enabled us to be able to build much needed affordable housing in North Lincolnshire.
Ongo development manager Martin Phillips
"We would really encourage local residents to come along to the consultation events to look at our proposed plans and offer their views and make any suggestions to make these even better homes."
Council leader Rob Waltham said: "This is a major investment that will see more affordable homes built in Scunthorpe in this ambitious project.
"This is an ideal opportunity for people to come and see the plans, find out more and tell us what they think.
"I welcome the partnership with Ongo Homes - we are looking forward to working with them to build these much needed homes."
The first of the consultation events, on May 10, will be for the proposed homes on West Street and will be held at West Street Children's Centre from 1pm to 4pm.
Frodingham Children's Centre, on Rowland Road, will host the other event, where plans for the Rowland Road site will be on display. It will run from 1pm to 4pm on June 6.