The first bricks have been laid as part of the City of Lincoln Council’s plan to build 20 new homes in the area.
The 20 bungalows are being built in Birchwood, just west of Lincoln, on land previously occupied by garages. It is hoped that their construction will help the council meet the growing demand for new homes in the area.
The project comes after the council’s Executive agreed last year to put £15 million of funding into the construction 150 new council homes in the city over the next six years.
Councillor Pete West, Portfolio Holder for Housing at the City Council, said: “These are valuable additional homes that will meet some of the very high demand we have for all types of housing. We have limited land available but we are doing what we can to supply quality housing where and when we are able.”
The homes will be build using a ‘fabric-first’ initiative. this means that the construction company, Woodhead Living, will be able to improve energy efficiency and therefore reduce the new homes carbon footprint.
Michael Broadhurst, the Project Coordinator for Woodhead Living, said: “The fact that we are able to use smart and sustainable construction methods to tackle fuel poverty is rewarding and the city council should be commended for its forward thinking.”
The project is due to be completed in March 2016.