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The development of 28 new homes for sale completed in Chapel St Leonards - the first council-delivered homes in East Lindsey for over 20 years

Posted on 30th May 2024

Chapel St Leonards

The development of 28 new homes for market sale have been recently completed on a previously abandoned housing site at Draycott Way, Chapel St Leonards.

The project, developed through East Lindsey District Council's commercial company Invest East Lindsey saw the completion of the first Council-delivered houses in over 20 years.

Planning approval for this stalled site was originally granted in the early 2000's. Invest refined the original outdated dormer style designs to provide a more contemporary appearance using a blend of brickwork, render and coloured windows and doors. All homes are built to a high quality with modern kitchens and bathrooms all with flooring provided. 

The project began following the acquisition of the partially built redundant housing site in April 2021.

The site clearance and building work carried out by Bowbridge Homes commenced in July 2021. Work progressed through a difficult period with Covid, Brexit and energy cost increases all impacting on timescales and the availability of materials and labour resources.

The development includes 2 3-bed bungalows, 11 3-bed houses, 4 2-bed bungalows and 11 2-bed houses.

The first sales completions were achieved in September 2022 and only 5 homes now remain for sale on the site.

William H Brown's Skegness branch are the appointed marketing and sales agents and have dealt with customer upgrades and have promoted sales since work began.

Councillor William Gray, Portfolio Holder for Communities and Better Ageing, said: "It is just amazing to see these homes finished with new residents moving in. We wanted to step in and help where challenges had been faced in the past and sites had been stalled.

"We have been able to help bring forward quality new homes for new buyers to East Lindsey and I hope this is the first of many we can build across the district.

"This is a new era for us, and I cannot wait to look at how we can develop more in the future."

Andrew Sweeney, Housing Director at Invest East Lindsey, said: "We are delighted to see the site now fully developed and are thrilled to be able to deliver these homes on behalf of East Lindsey District Council. This has provided both new homes for people wanting to live in the area and redeveloped the old untidy site that existing residents have tolerated over many years."

"The properties have been built to a high quality and are situated in a good residential area in Chapel St Leonards, close to transport links, schools and shops. A footpath linking the development to the village centre facilities has also been included."

"These new homes contribute to helping meet the need for housing in the district and an ever-growing increase in demand across the whole of Lincolnshire.

"We are really pleased to welcome customers to their new homes and wish them many years of happiness in them."

The project was funded through Invest East Lindsey.

If you are interested in buying one of the remaining new build homes on Draycott Way and would like to find out more information, please contact William H Brown on 01754 768311 or e-mail using the sales team e-mail Estate Agent in Skegness - Contact Us - William H Brown