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Housing development breaks ground in Lincolnshire

MIDLANDS-based property developer Wheatcroft Land has officially started work on 14 new homes in the Lincolnshire village of Ancaster.

The new residential development, which is due to complete in summer 2019, will see a 1.1 acre plot – which formerly housed a repair garage – transformed into new two and three bedroom family homes.

Director of Wheatcroft Land Catherine Haward said:

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be starting on site. The first phase of this £3 million mixed use development involved demolition of the old buildings, site remediation and construction of the convenience store, which is now a thriving Co-op. We’re really excited to see this next phase take shape, providing much needed new homes in this lovely village.”

Wheatcroft Land gained planning permission for the housing development last December, following purchase of the site in 2015, which had previously remained unused for several years.

Catherine added:

“These homes will be a valuable addition to the local community and the areas surrounding Ancaster, providing an opportunity for first time buyers, young families and local people to purchase a new home in this desirable location. As we have already received lots of early interest, we don’t expect the properties to be available for long.”

The property developer has appointed award-winning construction company Gelder Group to deliver the new-build properties. 

Steve Gelder, CEO at Gelder Group, said:

“We are delighted to have been chosen to deliver this project for Wheatcroft Land and look forward to working with Catherine and her team to deliver a high-quality product that enhances the local community.”

The Ancaster site will mark Wheatcroft Land’s first residential scheme and will be marketed through the company’s new residential brand, Wheatcroft Homes.

Local property agent Pygott & Crone is also marketing the homes, which include a mixture of terraced and semi-detached properties, with prices starting at £150,000.  

Jamie Aspland, branch manager at Pygott & Crone, said:

“Lincolnshire has a target of creating 100,000 new homes by 2020 – this development is a really positive step in alleviating the housing crisis and helping us reach this goal. This scheme is providing homes for people who are going to contribute towards our booming economy here in Lincolnshire and ensuring that our rural businesses and communities continue to thrive.

“Pygott & Crone has had a presence in the county for more than 20 years and the housing market has continued to grow stronger and stronger - and we’re very proud to be marketing such a transformative development in an incredibly sought after location.”

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