Families are delighted to have moved into their new council homes.

The five terraces and two semi-detached houses in Fort Lane, Eastbourne, each have their own garden and parking.

This scheme is Eastbourne Borough Council's second modular housing development with the first opening in Langney Road and now providing homes for 12 families.  

The Argus: Council leader Stephen Holt met with families moving into their new homesCouncil leader Stephen Holt met with families moving into their new homes (Image: Eastbourne Borough Council)

Council leader Stephen Holt met some of the new Fort Lane residents last week.

He said: "It was wonderful to meet some of the new tenants and hear how delighted they are with their new homes.

"Being bordered by the sea, the South Downs National Park and Pevensey Levels, we have limited opportunities in Eastbourne to build the affordable properties that local people need most. However, we have successfully transformed this site from several disused industrial units into seven superb homes."

The project was carried out jointly between Lewes District Council and modular homes contractor Boutique Modern and is accessible to other local authorities across East and West Sussex