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New homes for Broadfield Lane

A new development of affordable homes has been officially opened on Bunting Road, off Broadfield Lane in Boston on the site of the former Broadfield Lane allotments.

The 123 new affordable homes were officially opened. The first phase of 48 were part funded by Boston Borough Council with the second 75 homes being developed thanks to Growth Deal funding secured through the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) .

The houses were built by Lindum Group for the Waterloo Housing Group and was officially opened this morning by an unveiling by Cllr Michael Cooper, Leader of Boston Borough Council, along with representatives from the LEP, Waterloo Housing Group, Homes and Communities Agency and Lindum Group.

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As part of its £4.2m Unlocking Rural Housing Programme funded by the government through the Growth Deal, the Greater Lincolnshire LEP provided £750,000 to support the creation of 75 affordable homes.

The money was used to meet the additional costs of flood mitigation requirements on the site.

Cllr Michael Cooper, leader of the council, thanked everyone for coming to the opening and said how proud he was to be there and praised waterloo for the delivery of the site. He said: "It is great for Boston; it is great for helping us meet our housing needs for delivery. I am proud of all the support shown working in partnership and to move these houses forward. Without companies like Waterloo we really couldn't afford to bring these opportunities to Boston - A job really well done".

David Dexter, Deputy Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, said: "We funded this scheme because we recognise the importance of housing to the local economy and the contribution which housing makes to growth."

"Despite clear evidence that additional housing is needed, developers in Greater Lincolnshire have been unable to access sufficient funding to meet the additional costs of overcoming flood risk.

"That's why, in our very first Growth Deal which we negotiated with the government in 2014, we developed our £4.2m Unlocking Rural Housing Programme. 

"Working alongside the Homes and Communities Agency, Boston Borough Council and local partners, our programme provides part of the funding mix which enables those sites to be developed. It will be a great pleasure to see these homes completed."

Anthony Riley, Waterloo Housing Group Director of Development and Operations, said: "We are delighted to have worked with the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Boston Borough Council and the Homes and Communities Agency to fund this significant new development of affordable rented and shared ownership homes in Boston, which were built by our trusted partners Lindum Construction. 

"This development at Broadfield Lane was the largest scheme to complete in 2016/17 for Waterloo Housing Group, which completed in total over 1,000 new homes in the year across the Midlands and Lincolnshire."

Eight other housing schemes have benefited from the LEP's Unlocking Rural Housing Programme in Boston and East Lindsey including Church Road, Old Leake, Meadow Way, Old Leake, Riverside, Boston, 41, Scarborough Avenue, Skegness, Saxon Fields, Skegness, The Quadrant, Boston, Tytton Lane East, Boston and Woodthorpe Avenue / Toot Lane, Boston.

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