Affordable Homes in Lea

During the consultation events of the Lea Neighbourhood Plan some parishioners expressed a concern that when their families grew up, they could not afford to live in Lea. As a result, the Lea Neighbourhood Plan has a policy that any new development of 4 or more houses must provide 20% affordable housing. This means that Rippon Homes development on Willingham Road will have 12 affordable homes available for rent or shared ownership. 


There is also a legal agreement setting out the terms of priority for the selection of occupiers of these affordable homes in the following order;

i.    was born in the village of Lea; or

ii.   has permanently resided for between 1 and 5 years or more in the village of Lea; or

iii.  used to live permanently in the village of Lea for between 1 and 5 years or more but has been forced to move away because of the lack of affordable housing; or

iv.  has permanently been employed in the village of Lea for between 1 and 5 years or more; or

v.  needs to reside in the village of Lea to give or receive family care and support.

Priorities  i. to iv. are then applied, in a similar way, to adjacent and immediately surrounding parishes of Gainsborough, Corringham, Upton and Knaith. For example in criterion i. for Corringham would read ‘born in the village of Corringham’.

These same 4 priorities are then applied to West Lindsey and finally anyone else registered on the Lincs Homefinder CBL system. Any queries on the selection of priorities please contact Lea Parish Council.


At this early stage of the development not all details have been decided. Lea Parish Council have been informed by West Lindsey District Council that there will be approximately 8 houses for renting and anyone interested should register with them through their 

choice based lettings site – Home Choice - and people will have to be registered to bid. People can register here:


It is advisable to register straight away so that when the houses are released you are on the system to bid when the properties are handed over and advertised by the registered provider.


Any enquiries should be directed to the Home Choices team on 01427 676 676 (option 4) or 


Please keep checking our website for further information about the houses for renting and shared ownership.