CROWLAND PARISH COUNCIL: Former primary school site to become new housing
The transformation of a "very overgrown site" in Crowland to become new housing has been welcomed by parish councillors.
Plans by Lincolnshire County Council to make 15 of the 22 properties so-called "starter homes", aimed at first time housebuyers under the age of 40, form part of the overall development.
A statement prepared on behalf of the county council said: "All the former school buildings have been demolished and the site is fenced off from the surrounding area, with existing residential development around the site.
"Lincolnshire County Council has obtained funding from the Government's Homes and Communities Agency to enable 15 of the proposed 22 properties to be constructed as starter homes which will be available for sale at 80 per cent of market value for first time buyers under the age of 40."
The site in Reform Street has stood unused since children and staff at South View moved to the former St Guthlac's School site in Postland Road, Crowland, in September 2014.
However, as part of the development, parish councillors have asked the county council to help improve Snowden Field instead of providing a play area within the Reform Street development.
Coun David Kempton, chairman of the parish council's planning committee, said: "We are pleased to see this overgrown site being developed.
"However, we query the need for additional public open space and would suggest that a contribution is made towards the upkeep and improvement of the existing facilities at Snowden Field."