Living Wage Joint Venture to deliver affordable homes
Brighton & Hove City Council is setting up a ‘Living Wage Joint Venture’ with Hyde Housing to develop 1,000 affordable homes in the city.
Councillors approved recommendations for the joint venture at the Policy, Resources & Growth Committee on 8 December 2016. The project is aiming to deliver 1,000 new homes at living wage levels - 500 to rent for working Brighton & Hove residents earning the new National Living Wage and 500 shared ownership homes affordable to buy for residents on average incomes.
Work has been underway to put together the business plan setting out how the partnership will operate, and identify priority sites for development.
The Housing & New Homes committee approved the business plan at a special meeting on Monday 25 September 2017 and it was also approved unanimously at Policy, Resources & Growth Committee on 12 October (agenda item 50).
The committee also agreed the first three priority sites to look at for potential development opportunities. These are three council-owned sites at:
- Former Belgrave Day Centre, Clarendon Place, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 1DJ
- Land at Coldean Lane, North Varley Halls, Brighton
- North Whitehawk Urban Fringe Site, also known as the land adjoining Brighton Racecourse, Brighton
The next steps will involve finalising legal agreements between Brighton and Hove City Council and Hyde Housing, with an aim to launch the Joint Venture before Christmas 2017.
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