Hundreds of low-cost homes for working people in Brighton and Hove are being planned for the Brighton General Hospital site.
As many as 400 to 600 homes could be built by the £120 million joint venture set up by Hyde housing association and Brighton and Hove City Council.
Council leader Daniel Yates said that he had met senior executives at Sussex Community Foundation NHS Trust which has been consulting the public about the future of the old hospital.
The trust plans to keep a “health hub” at the steep Elm Grove site. One possibly is making use of existing buildings.
But if the trust opts for a purpose-built hub, it could well be much closer to the road, making it easier to reach for people who are less physically mobile.
The first two joint venture sites are proposed 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 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.
To view the Coldean plans online and to comment, visit www.hyde-housing.co.uk/coldean from Monday 16 July to Monday 30 July.
To view the Portslade plans online and to comment, visit www.hyde-housing.co.uk/portslade from Monday 16 July to Monday 30 July.
To view the consultation paper about the future of the Brighton General, click here.
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