Plans for 300 new homes go on show in Brighton and Portslade

Posted On 06 Jul 2018 at 2:13 am

The initial plans for more than 300 new homes are to go on show in Brighton and Portslade in just over a week’s time.

The proposed homes, on two sites, are the first fruits of a £120 million joint venture between the housing association Hyde and Brighton and Hove City Council.

The sites are on land north of Varley Hall, in Coldean Lane, Brighton, and at the former Belgrave Day Centre, in Clarendon Place, Portslade.

More than 200 homes are proposed for the site in Coldean and about 100 for the land in Portslade.

The joint venture – known as Homes for Brighton and Hove – is putting on two public exhibitions next week where the plans will be on display.

The council said: “Residents are being invited to look at the early designs and share their views at public exhibitions and on Hyde’s website.

“The feedback will help shape the next stage of design for both sites.”

The Coldean plans will be on show at the Larches Café at New Larchwood, in Waldron Avenue, Brighton, from 4pm to 8pm on Monday 16 July and Tuesday 17 July.

To view the plans online and to comment, visit www.hyde-housing.co.uk/coldean from Monday 16 July to Monday 30 July.

The Portslade plans will be on show at the City Coast Centre, in North Street, Portslade, from 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday 18 July and Thursday 19 July.

To view the plans online and to comment, visit www.hyde-housing.co.uk/portslade from Monday 16 July to Monday 30 July.

The joint venture has also been working on plans for a third site off Swanborough Drive at the top of Whitehawk where a further 100 or so homes are on the cards.

Hyde and the council set up the joint venture to build at least 1,000 homes over five years for rent and sale for to local people working on low and medium incomes.

The aim is that the homes should be genuinely affordable for people earning the national living wage, with half the homes for rent and half to buy through shared ownership.

Councillor Anne Meadows

Councillor Anne Meadows, who chairs the council’s Housing and New Homes Committee, said: “Homes for Brighton and Hove is the biggest commitment to build low-cost housing in the city for a generation. It’s taken a lot of work to get to this point and it’s great to see the first sites moving forward.

“With the supply of housing not keeping pace with demand in the city, building new low-cost homes for local people is a key priority for us.

“Alongside our New Homes for Neighbourhoods programme building new council housing, the joint venture will deliver decent and genuinely affordable homes for local residents and create a significant number of jobs and apprenticeships.”

Hyde operations director Tom Shaw said: “Homes for Brighton and Hove is a really innovative joint venture which allows us to deliver genuinely affordable homes for people living in the city.

“We are delighted to be at this stage and are looking forward to sharing our exciting plans for these sites with local residents.”

Hyde and the council are equally funding the project, with each investing 50 per cent of the total cost into Homes for Brighton and Hove.

The council will use receipts from the sale of properties and will also borrow a loan from the Public Works Loan Board to fund its share so that the scheme has no impact on existing council budgets.

  1. rolivan Reply

    How much are Hyde paying for their share of the Land?

  2. Leo Reply

    I do hope they widen the Old Boat Corner Ditchling Road exit, or install a roundabout:)

  3. John channon Reply

    Let’s hope the developers and the council will make sure there will be ample parking for the new occupants, of the property’s.
    Unlike the halls of residents, for the students just off Coldean Lane.
    Student parking in Coldean Lane, Hawkhurst Road, Rushlake Road has now become a joke.
    Parking weeks and even months on end.

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