50 New Council Homes For Kinson?

Plans for fifty family Council houses at Duck Lane, Kinson have been submitted.

The scheme would see a mix of two, three and four-bedroom good quality family homes for rent, built on former playing fields adjacent to Duck Lane. The plans also detail a new community use building, two acres of landscaped areas, cycle routes and skateboard park.

Councillor Robert Lawton, Cabinet Member for Housing, said:

"Providing more affordable homes in Bournemouth is a top priority.

"If given the go-ahead, this will be the largest house build developed by the Council since the 1980s and it will provide much-needed family accommodation for those residents currently on the Housing Register."

The scheme will cost approximately £6.5million paid for by investment from the Homes and Communities Agency, prudential borrowing and other grants. If planning permission is granted, work would start on site in late summer 2013.

The final planning application follows detailed public consultation carried out in Spring 2012 and feedback was used to inform changes to the final design.

The planning application can be viewed online at: www.bournemouth.gov.uk/planning

All of the houses will be for rent and will be owned and managed by the Council as part of its Council housing stock.

The proposed scheme includes:

·         6 x two-bedroom houses
·         42 x three-bedroom houses
·         2 x four-bedroom houses

All homes include two parking spaces and large secure rear gardens.

The councils says the homes would be highly sustainable, energy efficient, built to a Level Four of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

It has approximately 2,250 applicants on the waiting list.