RESIDENTS have hit out at plans to build 800 new homes on their doorstep - without any parking spaces.

Neighbours raised concerns about the lack of parking in the designs being proposed by Moda Living for the development at Sackville Trading Estate in Hove.

Developer Moda Living submitted amended proposals to Brighton and Hove City Council for the regeneration of the estate in Sackville Road, Hove, last week,

The multi-million pound regeneration project could deliver 564 new one, two and three bedrooms flats as well as a further 260 supported homes for older people.

Previous plans for the site were rejected last year after more than 200 objections from residents - many raising concerns about parking.

Speaking to The Argus James Blakey, planning director, of Moda Living, said they were keen to encourage people to get out of their cars and use more sustainable modes of transport - but neighbours remained unconvinced.

Mr Blakey said: “We are blessed with a really accessible location. We don’t need cars. Society is moving away from cars. We want to create a more active, healthy community focused on wellbeing.

“There will be cycle clubs and 585 cycle parking spaces and vouchers for public transport. “

But neighbours said the area was already congested with cars, and stressed that even in a central location many residents would still need vehicles.

Paul Saks, of Sackville Road, said: “It’s all very well if you live in fantasy land. But the traffic is very busy along here all the time.

“Yes there are good buses but that’s not the reality today. If the council wants to encourage more people on to buses they need to reduce the prices.

“This development is guaranteed to create additional traffic.

“My daughter goes to school at Brighton college, but that takes four bus fares there and four back. That’s not practical for anyone.

“At five o’clock there is nowhere around here to park in these streets.

“If you add however many hundred extra homes if will be chaos. It’s not acceptable to just say take the bus.”

Pensioner Sylvia Bates, who lives in Sackville Road with her son Stephen, said: “I don’t want to see this happen. We already signed petitions against it last time. Where will everyone park? There already isn’t enough room.”

Varrinder Gulsin, whose daughter lives in Sackville Road, said: “If they have gone away and come back with a plan that includes a huge underground car park then it could be viable.

“But people have to park somewhere.

“That is a lot of homes and they need the infrastructure to support it. Will there be extra nursery spaces and dentists?

“But as far as parking goes I cant see how it will work.

“When my daughter and son in law get home from work they already have to drive around for ages looking for somewhere to park. There just aren’t enough parking spaces.”