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Brighton and Hove City Council invite residents to learn more about new homes

The Argus: New council homes planned New council homes planned

Residents can learn more about plans for the construction of new council houses.

Brighton and Hove City Council is hosting a drop-in event to inform residents about plans to build 17 new council homes at Robert Lodge in Whitehawk.

The new one and two bedroom flats would be built on the site of the council’s former Manor Place Housing Office in Whitehawk and the grounds of Sussex Community NHS Trust site Robert Lodge.

A drop-in consultation event for residents at Robert Lodge and surrounding streets will be held between 3pm and 8pm on Tuesday April 29 at the Robert Lodge meeting room.

Residents will be able to see and comment on the latest designs and talk to the architect and council staff.

The council said it expects to apply for planning permission in the summer after taking residents’ feedback into account.

The plans are part of the council’s New Homes for Neighbourhoods programme which aims to reduce the huge demand for housing in the city where nearly 18,000 households are on the Homemove register wanting to rent a council or housing association home.

With a lack of large sites, the council is looking for small ‘infill’ sites on council housing land such as empty offices, garages or estates which could be used to build new homes.

The authority hopes the first new homes to be completed by next year with more being built in the following years with a target of around 500 new homes on council housing land by 2030.

For more information or to suggest a site visit email estate.regeneration@brighton-hove.gov.uk, call 01273 290591 or write to Estate Regeneration Team, Brighton and Hove City Council, Room 506, Kings House, Grand Avenue, Hove, BN3 2SR.

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1:28pm Thu 17 Apr 14

clarkebrighton says...

This is an Overdevelopment of Roberts Lodge Communal Gardens.
This Plan to Build 17 (Shoe Box Size) Flats on this Site will not only be an
Eyesore and out of Place, but will also Increase the Problems of Parking in the area that already exist. Utter Madness.
This is an Overdevelopment of Roberts Lodge Communal Gardens. This Plan to Build 17 (Shoe Box Size) Flats on this Site will not only be an Eyesore and out of Place, but will also Increase the Problems of Parking in the area that already exist. Utter Madness. clarkebrighton
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1:58pm Thu 17 Apr 14

rayellerton says...

I agree...cramming shoebox flats isnt going to help the quality of life either for new tenants or for neighbours, such short sighted plans are not going to help low waged young families who need houses and a garden. who dreamed this up?
I agree...cramming shoebox flats isnt going to help the quality of life either for new tenants or for neighbours, such short sighted plans are not going to help low waged young families who need houses and a garden. who dreamed this up? rayellerton
  • Score: 4

3:48pm Thu 17 Apr 14

thelieshurts says...

Why don't they build on the old library site, instead of selling it.
Why don't they build on the old library site, instead of selling it. thelieshurts
  • Score: 1

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