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LACE Housing plans to build 82 homes for older people in Ingham, Nettleham and Washingborough

Lincoln-based LACE Housing is planning to build 82 specialist homes for older people in Ingham, Nettleham and Washingborough.

The Homes and Communities Agency approved a £2.6 million bid for the developments as part of its Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme, which aims to increase the supply of a wide range of housing options to older people in England by March 2021.


LACE Housing is working in partnership with West Lindsey and North Kesteven District councils on the building programme, which, subject to planning approval, will include a mixture of rented and shared ownership properties.


The homes will include 12 one and two-bedroom apartments in Ingham, 14 two-bedroom bungalows and 26 two-bedroom apartments in Nettleham and eight two-bedroom bungalows and 22 two-bedroom apartments in Washingborough.


Nick Chambers, chief executive of LACE Housing, said: “I’m really pleased that we’ve secured this funding. Providing accommodation and support services for the older members of our communities is at the heart of what LACE Housing does.


“I’m delighted that we’ll be able to offer a great range of accommodation options to many more people in the Ingham, Nettleham and Washingborough areas in the years to come.”


Applications for planning are currently under way and building work is anticipated to begin in the summer with the first residents estimated to move in from the end of 2018.


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