Five-year housing vision announced

10:16, Friday, 11th August 2023

An ambitious plan to transform housing across North Lincolnshire, delivering hundreds of new homes for older people and those with disabilities, has been announced.

The five-year plan will see more than 410 new homes built specifically for older people and more than 113 adaptable properties.

This is in addition to schemes designed to bring empty properties back into use and converting former shops and commercial premises.

Leader of North Lincolnshire Council Cllr Rob Waltham said: “We are setting out our vision and priorities for housing over the next five years to ensure everyone has access to high standard, safe, energy-efficient homes.

“At the heart of this ambitious plan is the determination to deliver homes to meet the needs of all our residents, as well as improve the existing housing.

“With the population of North Lincolnshire expected to grow we continue to work closely with Government to create the right conditions to boost housing options, especially for the elderly or vulnerable.”

The council has already delivered 51 supported homes for care leavers, 22 new apartments for people with learning difficulties, and developed Myos House, a 25-bed specialist dementia unit.

£3.2m of Government Towns Fund cash is being used to deliver 400 additional homes by 2026, including a generous grant scheme for property owners and landlords enabling them to convert commercial properties in the town centre into high-specification homes.