Councillors will consider whether to buy land on an industrial estate to build hundreds of new homes.

A proposal for Homes for Brighton and Hove to take on the development of around 300 affordable homes will be discussed at the first meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council’s new cabinet on June 27.

Homes for Brighton and Hove is a partnership between Brighton and Hove City Council and affordable housing provider the Hyde Group.

If agreed by both, a site will be acquired within the Sackville Trading Estate in Hove for a mix of council-rented and shared ownership homes.

The intention would be to let the council-rented homes at social housing rent levels to people in housing need on the city’s housing register.

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There are currently more than 7,500 households on the register and nearly 1,800 in emergency and temporary accommodation.

Current planning permission on the site covers the development of supported housing. This means another planning application will have to be submitted and granted if affordable housing is to be built.

The purchase will only proceed if this new planning permission is granted.

Homes for Brighton and Hove was set up to provide much-needed low-cost homes for people in the city.

To date, the partnership has developed two projects at Denman Place in Coldean and Clarendon Place in Portslade. These have a combined total of 346 affordable homes, 176 of which are council rented homes let at social rents.