Plans have been submitted for hundreds of homes to create what has been described as the last new housing estate in Brighton and Hove.
The proposals are to build 825 homes in Toad’s Hole Valley, the largest undeveloped site in Brighton and Hove.
More than 2,000 people are expected to live on the 91-acre site – a triangular plot between the A27 Brighton bypass and the A2038 King George VI Avenue, known locally as Snakey Hill.
The planning application has been submitted to Brighton and Hove City Council by developer St Congar on behalf of the Cook family who own the site.
Planning agent Curtin and Co said: “The carefully considered application will provide much-needed community benefits and infrastructure improvements.
“This application is different to most. To provide for the needs of Brighton and Hove, half of the homes will be family-sized and 40 per cent will be affordable to support local families and help local people get on to the property ladder.
“Core to the development is creating a community that supports itself. The proposals will deliver land for a new secondary school, a new doctors’ surgery, local shops and office space including for start-ups and existing local businesses looking for high-quality employment space.
“Twelve acres of open green space which is currently inaccessible will be opened up for all to benefit from, including community food growing space and areas for play.
“The 21-acre area of nature conservation interest will be enhanced to protect and encourage local wildlife and give local people the opportunity to connect with the environment.
“The proposals will also bring about huge economic benefits.
“The construction work will be valued at over £300 million, with 300 direct and indirect jobs created.
“The completed development will generate £1.2 million in council tax every year to go towards vital local council services.
“In 2017 the council produced a detailed plan for Toad’s Hole Valley carefully setting out what they would like to see on the site.
“The submitted scheme has been carefully prepared to ensure it meets all the criteria set by the council, including density, affordability and sustainability.
“In line with the aspirations of the council, King George VI Avenue will be changed into an appropriate residential street by narrowing the road and reducing the speed.”
St Congar operations director Tony Blackburn said: “Having engaged with local residents and councillors, we are confident the proposals reflect the council’s clearly stated aspirations for Toad’s Hole Valley to provide much-needed new affordable and family-sized homes, land for a secondary school, a doctors’ surgery, a community centre and considerable public open space.
“We look forward to continue to work with the local community and the council to bring about the best possible development.”
To find out more about the proposals, visit www.toadsholevalley.co.uk.
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