More than 100 new council homes have been built for people across the city.

Brighton and Hove City Council said its new development Denman Place in Coldean has welcomed its first residents.

The development, which consists of 127 homes, was part of the council’s Homes for Brighton and Hove partnership with the Hyde Group and offers a mix of one, two and three-bedroom flats.

The flats will be let to people in need on the council's housing register.

The Homes for Brighton and Hove project was established to offer critical low-cost residences for Brighton residents and focuses on building energy-efficient homes.

Councillor Gill Williams, chairwoman of the housing and new homes committee, said: "Increasing the supply of affordable housing in the city is a top priority and it’s exciting to see this development of much needed high-quality homes nearing completion.

"With 127 new council homes, it provides the biggest single boost in council housing in recent years, as well as shared ownership homes.

"Homes for Brighton and Hove is a great example of partnership working, allowing both organisations to pool their resources and expertise to deliver new, genuinely affordable housing for local people in the city."

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Steven Morrice, Hyde development and sales director, said: "It’s been great welcoming the first residents to this fantastic development.

"It’s clear from the people we’ve spoken to, just what it means for them to have a new home.

"We’re delighted that our partnership with the council is continuing to help change the lives of hundreds of people living in Brighton and Hove."

As well as the homes on this development, trees, shrubs and wildflowers are also being planted as part of landscaping work around the new buildings to provide communal areas and encourage wildlife.

There will also be a woodland area for residents.

The development is expected to be fully completed in the spring.