LABOUR and the Greens will join forces to provide 1,500 more homes, a council has said.

Brighton and Hove City Council announced its plans to provide 800 extra council homes and 700 other low-cost homes over the next four years.

Council housing chief Councillor John Allcock, right, said affordable housing was a “clear priority” for both parties. He said: “Delivering these council homes will make a big difference to people struggling to afford housing in our city.

“In a year marking the centenary of the Addison Act, which paved the way for the mass programme of council house building across the country, it’s exciting to be working on such ambitious plans to build more housing for the future.”

Councillors will debate the plans at a housing committee meeting next Wednesday.

The city council has said it will build nearly 600

home through the New Homes for Neighbourhoods scheme.

Almost 200 have been built as part of the programme to date.

Green housing spokesman David Gibson said a “bold response” was needed to the city’s housing crisis.

He said: “The pledge to the city made between Greens and Labour outlined our shared priority to tackle the city’s housing crisis.”

Cllr Gibson said the council aimed to replace 12 years’ worth of council housing bought under Right to Buy.