NINE buildings between eight and 28 storeys high have been proposed as part of the new Brighton Marina development.

An updated planning application from the Brighton Marina Group containing 1,000 homes has been submitted asking to build them within the Outer Harbour at the Marina.

Full planning permission is being sought for a first phase of development including 480 homes, with outline permission being sought for up to 520 homes in a second phase.

Katie Sullivan, managing director of Brighton Marina Group said: “The new homes include a mix of one, two and three bedrooms and are designed for individuals, couples and families living and working in Brighton.

“In addition the proposals include the provision of affordable shared ownership homes.

“All of these new homes will make a significant contribution to meeting the need for new housing in Brighton and Hove, where demand from all income levels has consistently outstripped supply.”

The plans have been developed by architects Squire and Partners and incorporate feedback from residents in the area, conservation groups, the city council, Brighton Marina Neighbourhood Forum and other stakeholders.

They include one 28 storey tower which developers said was “designed to serve as a beacon within the marina and the wider city”.

The tower was originally intended to be 40 storeys tall in the planning consent granted in 2006 but this has since been dropped.

Ms Sullivan said: “We have given careful thought and consideration to the issues affecting the wider marina, and we will continue to do so throughout the stages of planning.

“Our vision is to create housing and public spaces which set a benchmark for the future development of Brighton Marina in terms of architecture, efficiency and sustainability.

“Alongside the new homes, we intend to deliver the amenities and infrastructure necessary to make a genuine and balanced community flourish.”

The plans include new landscaped public spaces, pedestrian walkways and a variety of private and publicly accessible gardens “designed to suit the marine environment”.

Flexible retail and business space has also been proposed throughout the development.

Tim Gledstone, partner of Squire and Partners, said: “Our designs take inspiration from the bold and optimistic Regency architecture of Brighton and Hove, characterised by green squares and crescents.

“Alongside high-quality new homes we have created attractive spaces for the public and marina residents, providing access to the waterfront around the site for people to enjoy views of the sea, the city and the marina waterfront against the backdrop of the cliffs.

“The newly-created marina environment offers an opportunity for a world-class contemporary coastal landscape and a new way to enjoy Brighton.”

Ms Sullivan added: “We are delighted to have submitted our planning application to deliver new high-quality, private and affordable, homes in a scheme which improves connectivity with Brighton and Hove and enhances Brighton Marina as a whole.”