Developing new homes

Each year, we aim to develop at least 150 new affordable homes. These include homes for affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sale.

We work with local developers to build quality, affordable homes in the heart of communities. We aim to develop in areas we currently have a footprint so new customers can easily benefit from our existing services.

We develop one, two and three-bedroomed houses, bungalows and flats. Whatever your situation, we’ll probably have a solution that suits your needs.

Affordable rent

We’re a social housing provider, so the majority of homes we develop will be available at an affordable rent – for people who need them. You’ll need to register on your local Choice Based Lettings system to ‘bid’ for these properties – talk to your local council for more information.

Shared ownership

Our popular shared ownership scheme is ideal for first time buyers or people looking to get on the property ladder again. It’s a part buy, part rent scheme which allows you to buy a share of the property (a minimum of 25%) through cash or a mortgage and make rent payments to us on the remaining share. You can increase your share over time, and usually progress to full ownership.

Outright sale

We also develop some homes to be sold outright – just like you would buy direct from developers. These homes are normally sold ‘off-plan’ and go quick, so make sure to keep checking back to view our latest properties.

Have a look at the properties we currently have available and start your application today.

Our current developments

We are working on a number of new home developments across the East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber to bring lots of quality new homes to our areas.

We are currently on site at:

Becklands, New Waltham - Grimsby

37 new homes for rent and shared ownership - Cyden Homes

Bondfield Close, Wombwell

60 new homes for rent, shared ownership and outright sale - Galliford Try

Church Fields, Saxilby

14 new homes for rent and shared ownership - Lindum Homes

Edwalton, Rushcliffe

85 new homes for rent and shared ownership - Taylor Wimpey

Ingleby View, Sturton Road - Saxilby

14 new homes for rent and shared ownership - Lovell


100 new homes for rent, shared ownership and outright sale - Lovell

Station Road, Beckingham

65 new homes for rent and shared ownership - Galliford Try

Waddington Heath, Grantham Road - Waddington

45 new homes for rent and shared ownership - Taylor Wimpey

Latest from our development team

£20 million investment into new Gainsborough homes gets go ahead

£20 million investment into new Gainsborough homes gets go ahead

We are delighted to announce that our plans to regenerate the land off Bowling Green Road in Gainsborough have been granted planning permission.

The plans, in partnership with West Lindsey District Council, have been given the green light for us to develop 135 new homes with associated landscaping and riverside walk

The £20 million development will be built on a riverside setting on Bowling Green Lane, close to the popular Mercer Wood. It will offer residents an innovative mix of various affordable housing types from over 55s accommodation to family homes.

Working closely with the Environment Agency the finished floor levels of the new homes have been raised above the minimum levels to deliver the required flood risk mitigation measures.

Officers will be looking to finalise agreement on the flood risk mitigation for the scheme with the Environment Agency, prior to issuing the decision.

Mark Jones, Director of Property Services at Acis, said: “This is another great development for Gainsborough, bringing more quality affordable homes to the town. This is part of our wider ambitious growth plans for the region, delivering safe, attractive neighbourhoods and ultimately better lives for the people of West Lindsey.”

A £2.27 million grant has been awarded by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP) to enable the development.

Ruth Carver, Chief Executive of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The Greater Lincolnshire LEP is very pleased to be contributing £2.27m towards this important land remediation project which will create a serviced development platform for the delivery of a mixed tenure housing scheme at Bowling Green Road.

“Without the LEP’s intervention at the front end the scheme would not be able to come forward for development.”

The scheme provides much needed, high quality affordable housing to existing and new residents in the town.

The planning application to transform the brownfield site was unanimously passed by West Lindsey District Council’s planning committee on 8 January.

Work is due to start in March 2020 and the development is expected to be finished by December 2023.

Cllr Ian Fleetwood, Chair of the Planning Committee, said: “This investment demonstrates our commitment to housing led economic growth and signals the Governments ongoing support for the regeneration and growth of Gainsborough.

We recognise that housing is key to the success of our communities as well as being of paramount importance to the quality of life, health and wellbeing of residents. Access to safe and affordable housing is the foundation upon which people can build happy and successful lives.”

If you want to apply for social housing to rent within West Lindsey, you need to be registered with Home Choices.

Visit Home Choices online to register, or get in contact with a member of the Home Choices team during weekdays for more information: or 01427 676 676.

New Director appointed

New Director appointed

We are delighted to welcome a new director into our executive leadership team.

Mark Jones takes up the position of Director of Property Services and will oversee our busy development pipeline and repairs service Prime.

He joins the organisation with a wealth of knowledge, having worked in the social housing sector for more than 30 years.

Joining from Lincolnshire Housing Partnership, Mark also brings significant experience of transformation and service improvement.

On joining Acis, Mark said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Acis team.

“I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues to work towards the organisation’s clear objectives and continue our goal of delivering for our customers”

Mark Joins Chief Executive Greg Bacon, Director for Customer Excellence Paul Woollam and Finance Director Adrian Chamberlain on our executive leadership team.

Greg said: “We’re very pleased with Mark’s appointment and are looking forward to seeing the value he can bring to the role. His knowledge and experience will play a huge part in our growth plans.”

New Saxilby customers move into their ‘perfect’ homes

New Saxilby customers move into their ‘perfect’ homes

New Saxilby customers move into their ‘perfect’ homes


People are settling into their new homes on our new over 55s development in Saxilby, Lincolnshire.


We have partnered with Lindum Construction to develop 60 new homes off Church Lane in the village. The neighbourhood comprises 50 bungalows and ten flats, specifically designed to meet the needs of the county’s ageing population. 


The homes were made available through an equal mix of affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sale, providing high-quality living space with excellent nearby amenities and links to Lincoln.


Customers started to move in from May 2019, full of praise for the properties and the area.


Christine Peate, 78, bought her home outright. She said: “I absolutely love it here. It feels like home already.


“I have lived in Saxilby since 1971. It’s a nice friendly village, it’s got all the amenities, a bus service, a good school, a good doctor’s and it’s not far from Gainsborough and Lincoln.


“Buying through Acis, everything was fine. I did it all by myself. I saw the homes on the internet and thought ‘they look nice’. We had a walk up, had a look around and went back home to put my house on the market. It just feels right.”


Peter Storr, 68, moved in with his wife Denise, 69, after purchasing a share of their home through our popular shared ownership scheme.


Peter said: ““We used to own a property in Caistor before renting in Lincoln. We wanted to get back to owning something and this was the ideal opportunity.


“Caistor’s a lovely village and we lived there for nine years. Lincoln was convenient for us but we wanted to get back to a village environment.


“We hadn’t thought about shared ownership before but it’s great. It gives people an opportunity to settle into their own home, especially with pension pots not being what they once were. The process is very straightforward.”


Denise added: “We have friends and family locally. My sister lives nearby too now – she saw what we were doing and followed us.


“The quietness of the place is nice. The thought of going back onto an estate with lots of noise wasn’t appealing.


“It’s an ideal size – perfect for two people to live in and have people around.”


Karen Owens, 57, was successful in bidding for one of the rented properties. She said: “My mum lived in Oaklands and she was struggling, so she’s managed to get something here as well. It’s great to be close by – it makes a big difference. The housing association were amazing.


“Saxilby has got everything that you want in a village. Where I lived before, if my car broke down I’d struggle to get out and go to work. Here, I can get on a train or bus. I’ve got everything I need. And the area is nice too, I can go walking around.”


The properties boast modern kitchen diners with fitted appliances, spacious walk-in showers, gas central heating, double glazing, enclosed rear gardens, off-street parking and excellent transport links.


The development has been supported by a social housing grant from Homes England.

Work underway on new Wombwell homes

We have teamed up with Strategic Team Group to build 60 new homes on the site of the old Oakfield Junior School in Wombwell.

The start of construction work was marked with an official ground breaking ceremony at the site on Friday 5 April.

Representatives from Acis, Strategic Team Group and Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council attended the event to hear how the development will provide high-quality affordable homes to the community.

Children from the neighbouring Kings Oak Primary School also attended to see the start of the development. Acis will be working with the school going forwards through its community engagement initiatives.

The new development, which has the financial backing of Homes England, will comprise 60 homes, including 20 for outright purchase, 24 available on a shared ownership basis and a further 16 for affordable rent.

This is our first venture into the area.

Greg Bacon, Acis Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to officially begin work on the site to bring new affordable homes to Wombwell.

It’s a great opportunity for us to grow and continue make our services available across South Yorkshire.”

Andrew Poyner, Development & Legal Director at Strategic Team Group said: “This much needed development will account for around one fifth of the Acis pipeline for 2018/2019, and as such we are very pleased to be such a significant delivery partner to their programme”

Check out an aerial view of the site in the fantastic video put together buy Strategic Team Group -

Partners and local school children attended the event with us

New over 55s neighbourhood opens in Saxilby.

New over 55s neighbourhood opens in Saxilby.

A new neighbourhood specifically developed to house people aged 55 and over has opened in Saxilby, Lincolnshire.


Affordable housing provider Acis has partnered with Lindum Construction to build the 60 new homes.


Work on the 50 bungalows and ten flats off Church Lane in the village started last year, and the show homes were officially opened in March at a ceremony attended by local dignitaries.


The homes will be available through an equal mix of affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sale, providing high-quality living space to meet the needs of Lincolnshire’s aging population. The development has been supported by a social housing grant from Homes England and customers are already reserving their plots.


The properties boast modern kitchen diners with fitted appliances, spacious walk-in showers, gas central heating, double glazing, enclosed rear gardens, off-street parking and excellent transport links.


Acis’ New Homes Sales Manager Kay Palmer said: “We’re delighted to be extending our footprint in Saxilby by bringing more affordable homes to the village.


“We are very proud of the development, providing excellent accommodation for the over 55s. It will be a lovely place to live and having met with the customers moving into the properties I believe it will be a delightful and friendly community.”


Acis’ popular shared ownership scheme means people can buy a 50% share in a property for just £67,500.


Simon Gregory, Managing Director of Lindum Construction, said: "It has been great to work with Acis and to see people moving into their new homes in this lovely area. There is a high demand for housing for people aged over 55. Providing these homes will release other properties onto the market.

"There are many additional benefits too, as we have used local subcontractors and suppliers and the wages and salaries will then be spent in the local community."

Di Krochmal, Strategic Housing Manager for West Lindsey District Council: “As a nation we are all living longer. There is often a lack of choice of suitable housing to ensure we are able to live safely and independently as we age. The right housing is known to have a positive impact on both physical and mental health and therefore it is great to see the different tenures being offered on this development providing a range of options for purchase or rent.”


The on-site show homes are available to view on Sundays and Mondays between 10am-4pm at number one and two Paddock View, LN1 2JQ.

60 new homes to be developed in Barnsley

home with garden, fence, tree and man gardening

More than 60 homes are to be developed on the site of a former school in Barnsley.

We are joining forces with Strategic Team Group to develop 60 mixed-tenure homes on the former site of Wombwell Oakfield Junior School.

The 4.23-acre plot, adjacent to the new Kings Oak Primary Learning Centre, has remained undeveloped since the school closed in 2007.

With funding from Homes England, the new development will provide 20 homes for outright purchase, 24 available for shared ownership and 16 for affordable rent.

Andrea Lowman, Director of Property Service at Acis, said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing more affordable housing to South Yorkshire and expanding our services to more people.”

Andy Watson, Managing Director at Strategic Team Group, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Acis Group for the first time, delivering much needed affordable housing in the area.”

New £16m partnership bringing affordable homes to Louth

Acis logo

We have joined forces with leading homes developer Lovell to bring 100 brand-new family homes to Louth in Lincolnshire.

The £16m Chestnut Drive development at will deliver 30 affordable homes for Acis, with both Acis and Lovell will be equal investment partners in the other 70 homes set to be sold by Lovell on the open market.

The 30 affordable homes include one-bed apartments and two, three-and four-bedroom properties, while the 70 two, three and four-bedroom homes, including semi-detached and detached home styles, will be available for private sale from Lovell.

The scheme will bring a varied collection of house styles to an established residential area about a mile from the Georgian market town’s historic centre.

Located around 15 miles south of Grimsby and just east of the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Chestnut Drive will incorporate a large amount of green space, including a large tree-lined public open space to the north.

Traditional in style, the homes have been designed to blend in with nearby properties while the extensive choice of house types ensures that the needs of a wide range of residents are catered for.

Andrea Lowman, Director of Property Services at Acis, said: “We’re very pleased to be bringing more affordable homes to Louth, building on our existing footprint in the town. We look forward to expanding our services to more people in the area and help people to get on the property ladder.”

Lovell regional managing director Robert Adams says: “We’re delighted to have acquired this superb site and to have finalised this major partnership deal with Acis. The development will create much-needed new homes at a location within walking distance of the town centre with all its amenities. Built to the highest standards, properties will look attractively traditional while offering contemporary interiors created to work for modern lifestyles. We’re extremely pleased to be helping increase options available to local homebuyers as well as boosting the supply of affordable homes locally.”

Construction work began in 2018 with the first homes set to be released for sale from summer 2019. The overall development is scheduled for completion in 2022.

For updates on the new homes for sale and to register your early interest, please visit or contact the sales team on 0113 202 2288.