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Developers outline vision for 160 homes in Sleaford

Developers have outlined plans for 160 homes on the outskirts of a Lincolnshire town, as developers seek to meet housing needs in the area. The new homes will form the latest wave of development at Handley Chase, a burgeoning, 1,450-home estate off London Road in Sleaford.

They will be available through a variety of tenures such as affordable rent, shared ownership and rent to buy. Kate Ellison, the land director at housing association Platform Housing Group, said the affordable homes would be the solution that “local partners need to solve their housing issues”.

Stephanie Parker, a land manager for partner company and homebuilder Miller Homes, added: “[Taking on the project] has given us a great opportunity to deliver 160 homes that will in part help address the housing shortage in the area.” Subject to planning approval from North Kesteven District Council, work is anticipated to start on the site in the spring of 2024.

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Handley Chase is the largest housing development in North Kesteven and one of the main in the Central Lincolnshire Plan, which outlines a need for more housing in Lincoln, North Kesteven and East Lindsey. Lots of 270 homes and 235 homes were approved throughout 2022 and an application was submitted in June 2023 for a public green space.

Work on a new 67-bed care home concluded in October.

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