Welton ‘affordable’ homes boost

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Plans for 50 houses for Welton have been approved by West Lindsey District Council.

The council planning committee approved the homes to help meet affordable homes targets.

Beal Homes and the Acis Group will now build 31 affordable and 19 open market homes east of Halfpennny Close and north of The Hardings, land classed as a ‘rural exception site.’

Welton district councillor Malcolm Parish says bar a few NIMBYs, locals generally backed the project, as did the parish council once some environmental concerns were met. The development also followed an independent survey which showed a need for affordable social housing in the area.

“There will be some market housing to pay for the social housing, to make the figures stack up (for the landowners and developers. It’s an ideal spot, it won’t spread the village,” he explained.

Planning committee member Coun Giles McNeil said the development met council planning policies, and would help the council meet its target of 50 affordable homes a year. But he warned developers must meet Section 106 agreements for it to go ahead.