£4.2million affordable homes scheme completed in Long Sutton

Pictured left to right outside the new homes are; Dan Gooch Partnerships and Investments Manager at Westleigh, Nick Worboys Assistant Director (Development) at the Longhurst Group, Matthew Hogan SHDC's Strategic Housing Manager and Cllr Christine Lawton. ANL-150827-102620001
Pictured left to right outside the new homes are; Dan Gooch Partnerships and Investments Manager at Westleigh, Nick Worboys Assistant Director (Development) at the Longhurst Group, Matthew Hogan SHDC's Strategic Housing Manager and Cllr Christine Lawton. ANL-150827-102620001
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Work has been completed on 39 affordable homes in Long Sutton thanks to a partnership between developer Westleigh, L&H Homes and South Holland District Council.

The scheme, called Marston Park, is Westleigh’s second phase of development on-site. Phase one, which was launched back in 2011, saw 40 properties built, including 32 affordable rent and eight shared ownership – all of which are now occupied.

Addressing the need for new housing in Lincolnshire, phase two will come as welcome news for people looking to find affordable properties.

The development has seen 24 one, two and three-bedroom properties built which will be available for affordable rent.A further seven homes will be available for shared ownership through L&H Homes and the final eight properties, a mixture of two and three bedroom houses, will be available to buy.

Phase two cost £4.2million with funding provided by L&H Homes and the Homes and Communities Agency. The homes are being managed by L&H Homes.

Gary Turner, head of investment and partnership at Westleigh, said: “We’re thrilled to have worked with our partner agencies to complete the second phase of this development which continues our commitment to providing high-quality affordable housing across the region for the benefit of local communities.

“There is a great sense of space within the site as several of the units overlook a large area of public land provided by us, which will be adopted and maintained by South Holland District Council. The land has been left free for local residents and their families to use and will feature a children’s play area.”

Nick Worboys, assistant director (development) at the Longhurst Group, added: “We have worked in partnership with Westleigh on several builds in the local area and it is great to be working with a builder who produces quality homes that meet the needs of our customers.

“We look forward to enabling another successful project that provides affordable homes.”

Christine Lawton, South Holland District Council’s portfolio holder for housing, said: “We are committed to helping provide good quality affordable homes across the district and this development falls into that category.

“We are delighted to see the homes completed following a successful partnership with Westleigh and the Longhurst Group.”