Former industrial site is transformed into housing

WLDC visits the development EMN-160621-155910001
WLDC visits the development EMN-160621-155910001

Work has now been completed on a housing development that has transformed a former industrial site in Market Rasen.

Developer Chestnut Homes has finished its 66-property project along the River Rase in Market Rasen.

The work has seen the site

transformed from its former industrial use to a 21st century residential setting.

Hunters Place is a development of traditionally styled two, three and four bedroom homes off Willingham Road in the town.

And they have been designed to reflect the heritage of Market Rasen, says the developer.

West Lindsey District Council’s building control team worked with the developer on the site.

And Jodi Wray, technical administrator for building control at the council, was invited to have a look around the finished development.

She said: “It was great to see first-hand, this stylish development created by Chestnut Homes.

“The homes have captured the essence of Market Rasen and provided some much-needed housing in the area, including affordable housing.”

Land director for Chestnut Homes, Neil Kempster, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have sold all properties months in advance of completion of construction at Hunters Place in Market Rasen.

“With the final residents moving into Hunters Place last week, there’s now a real sense of community there, and it’s great to have played a part in creating that. We hope that the new residents enjoy their new Chestnut homes, as much as we did building them.”

Chestnut Homes says the properties include a ‘huge varied selection’ of designs and have been built to suit every taste and budget.

The land was previously home to various industrial buildings. A series of workshop buildings to the front of the site, known as George’s Place, provided a base for a local taxi firm, while two other buildings housed a veterinary surgery.

An area to the north east of the site was used for a concrete production facility, while various warehouse buildings were used as a base for Holton Tractors. All of the buildings – many of which had become run down and dilapidated – were demolished to make way for the new homes.