Published: Thursday, 18th February 2016
West Lindsey District Council has begun consulting on a housing-led Local Development Order for an area alongside the River Trent at Gainsborough.
The council wants to see 450 new homes built, also planned are shops, restaurants, cafés, leisure facilities and a riverside linear park.
The site is mostly vacant and has been disused for a number of years. An empty school has been specifically excluded from the LDO boundary to ensure it is excluded from demolition. A separate project has started to investigate the feasibility of converting the building into residential use.
The Homes and Communities Agency is working closely with the council on the LDO initiative. The council was selected as one of the Governments first flagship Housing Zones with the expectation to deliver some 750 new homes on brownfield sites.
A council statement stressed: “We will work with developers and the Government to deliver a range of new housing, making the most of the riverside location, focusing on 13 housing Zone sites between Gainsborough, Lea and Morton.
“We are also continuing to work with Lincolnshire County Council to establish the viability of delivering a marina for the town on adjacent land.”