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A leading housing association which operates across Lincolnshire has been appointed to Homes England’s new £20bn procurement framework.

Longhurst Group, which owns and manages more than 5,000 homes across the county, including 941 in Lincoln and 555 in Boston, has been added to the new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).

The DPS will make it easier for organisations such as Longhurst Group to access land owned by Homes England – the Government’s housing delivery agency.

The Group already has a large development presence in Lincolnshire, with developments such as Ellison Place in Lincoln, Boolean Fields in Waddington and Heron Park in Boston.

In a further boost to the Group’s ambitions to deliver 5,000 new homes by 2031, it’s been appointed to the DPS for both large and small sites, meaning it can bid on a broad range of opportunities.

Longhurst Group is joined on the list by major housebuilders, national and SME contractors as well as fellow housing associations.

This is absolutely fantastic news for the Group and a further accelerant to our ambitious development aspirations. It also closely follows the announcement that we, along with Nottingham Community Housing Association, has secured £230m as a Strategic Partner for the AHP 2021-26 grant programme.

It’s a testament to the fantastic work that’s being done by our team and a further endorsement of our status as a leading provider of the homes people want, where they’re needed most.

It’s an exciting time for the Group and we’re really looking forward to delivering our refreshed Growth & Development Strategy, playing our part in the Government’s ambition to provide good quality housing for all.

Marcus KeysExecutive Director of Growth and Development - Longhurst Group