Housing developer gets green light to build more homes in Gainsborough

A total of 80 new homes have been given the green light to be built in Gainsborough.
Chief Executive Richard BealChief Executive Richard Beal
Chief Executive Richard Beal

Beal Homes has gained planning approval from West Lindsey District Council for the Somerby Croft development of 80 homes, off The Belt in Gainsborough, and expects to begin construction this summer.

Somerby Croft is close to Beal’s highly successful The Swale development, which has grown into a highly sought-after community over the past three years.

Richard Beal, chief executive of East Yorkshire-based Beal, said: “These latest developments are in locations where we have a track record of popular schemes, so we’re looking forward to repeating that success.

“They also reflect our continuing confidence in the new-build housing market, despite the disruption which has been caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

“There remains strong pent-up demand for new homes and we believe we have a major competitive advantage due to our unique business model, under which every buyer has the opportunity to work with our expert designers to make their new home fit their lifestyle and tastes perfectly.”

The Gainsborough homes were approved along with hundreds of new houses.

The consents will enable Beal to deliver a further 300 new homes, in investments with a value of more than £70 million, in addition to its ongoing developments in Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire and Hull.

The housebuilder says the latest projects reflect the success of its current and recent developments and its confidence in the new-build housing market.

Beal has also secured detailed planning approval from East Riding of Yorkshire Council for new developments in Hessle and Kirk Ella.

The Hessle development, called Pilgrim’s Walk, will feature 80 homes off Boothferry Road, a stone’s throw from Beal’s successful The Paddocks development, where construction is now complete and all 47 homes have been sold.

Enabling works for the new development are expected to begin later this year.

The Kirk Ella scheme will see the expansion of Beal’s West Hill development, where the first phase of 130 homes is now complete.

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