Target to build 400 new affordable homes is met

THE death of a local pub has breathed new life into the community as new housing in Louth completes the target to build 400 affordable homes.

The 15 new rented houses in Wellington Street, where the Wellington pub stood until 2005, are the last to be built in the district in partnership with East Lindsey District Council, and New Linx Housing Trust, part of the Waterloo Housing Group.

The partnership’s work has attracted £11 million of government funding and provided 1,500 local people with a new home. The new development includes seven two and three bedroomed homes, and six two bedroom apartments within the converted pub building itself. Two shared ownership houses have already been reserved.

Mayor of Louth, Coun Trevor Marris, officially opened the development.

Portfolio holder for housing at ELDC Coun John Upson said it is important to give people in the community a chance to have an affordable home of their own.