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Work could soon be underway to create fifty new family council homes if given the approval by Cabinet on 24 July.

Councillors are being asked to approve the construction of the housing scheme in Kinson which 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. As part of the scheme a new community-use building, two acres of landscaped areas, cycle routes and skateboard park would also be created.

Councillor Robert Lawton, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “Providing more affordable homes in Bournemouth is a top priority for this Council. If given the go-ahead, this will be the largest house building development by the Council since the 1980s and will provide much-needed family accommodation for those residents currently on the Housing Register. This scheme will also give a boost to the local economy and provide jobs and apprenticeships.”

The scheme will cost approximately £6-7million paid for by investment from the Homes and Communities Agency, prudential borrowing and developer contributions. If agreed, work would start on site in autumn 2013 and aim to be completed by early 2015.

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