A major housing development of 242 affordable homes is now complete.

Denman Place, in Coldean Lane, Coldean, now has 127 council-rented properties, two wheelchair-accessible flats rented through Hyde and 113 shared ownership homes all ready to be lived in.

The properties are a mix of one, two and three-bedroom "energy efficient" flats that have been built by "accessible standards".

This includes three "fully wheelchair accessible" rented flats.

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The first residents began moving in early this year in January and the council said the final block of council homes are now currently being let.

As part of a scheme by Hyde, the shared ownership homes have been brought by buyers looking to own part of a property without needing a huge deposit.

The buyers have been able to purchase a minimum 30 per cent share of these homes, which they can increase over time.

To ensure a nice environment for residents and wildlife in the area, landscaping work is also underway, including the planting of trees, shrubs and wildflowers to "enhance communal areas".

Bat boxes are also being installed and a woodland area with native trees is also being planned.

Councillor Gill Williams, chair of the housing and new homes committee for Brighton and Hove City Council, said: "I came here five years ago when there was nothing but brambles and I’m absolutely thrilled and delighted to be standing here looking at these new state-of-the-art homes.

"It’s great to see families starting to move in.

"What I’m most proud of is seeing the residents in the social rented flats sitting alongside the shared ownership flats, enjoying exactly the same facilities in these lovely luxurious flats.

"We are desperate for more affordable homes in the city and we now need to work harder and quicker to get more of these.”

Guy Slocombe, Hyde’s chief investment officer, said: “We’re really proud of our partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council, which is an exemplar of how local authorities and housing associations can work together to deliver really good quality homes, cut housing waiting lists and provide families with a great start in life."