Horncastle’s Mayor has welcomed the arrival of a new £12million low-cost housing development as a much needed boost for the town.
Councillor Sandra Campbell-Wardman was speaking last Friday at the launch of the N’Dola Drive development by the Waterloo Housing Group.
It will feature 106 new homes which will be available for rent and shared ownership.
They will replace 36 outdated flats and maisonettes which will be demolished as the new development is progressed.
People already living in Horncastle will be given priority in applications for the new properties.
Coun Campbell-Wardman said: “There is an urgent need for low-cost housing in Horncastle and this is fabulous.
“It means local people - local young families - can take the first step on the property ladder and stay in the town.”
Builders Geda plan to deliver the first 65 homes in March and April.
More than half the 70-strong workforce are locally based.
The development - which will feature a play area, a nature trail and new allotments - should be completed next March.
The homes have been built in partnership with East Lindsey District Council.
One of the first residents to move into one of the new properties will be Darren Seymour (43).
He said he could not wait to leave his old flat in the adjoining development.
He added: “It will be lot better - and a lot quieter. I have had a look round and it looks really nice. It will make a big difference to me.”