Twelve “affordable” homes are to be built in Brighton’s ‘graffiti alley’ if the scheme is granted planning permission at a meeting next week.
The 12 homes will be built on three vacant brownfield plots, currently used for car parking, in Kensington Street, Brighton. Each of the car parks has been filled with graffiti art – with permission.
Brighton and Hove City Council officials came up with the housing plans as part of the New Homes for Neighbourhoods programme.
The council hopes to build hundreds of homes through the programme which has a £34 million capital budget this year and next year.
In Kensington Street, the council said: “The (planning) application relates to all three vacant gap sites along the western side of Kensington Street which are currently used for car parking.
“These sites originally accommodated historic terraced properties which were demolished in the mid 1980s.
“The gap sites are all now heavily graffitied.
“The application proposes to redevelop the three sites for housing and would in total provide 12 residential units.”
The council wants to build a two-bedroom house and three two-bedroom flats, two one-bedroom houses and six one-bedroom flats.
The application is due to be decided next Wednesday (9 November) by the council’s Planning Committee. The meetings, at Hove Town Hall, are open to the public.