18 July 2016

Opening of new council homes in Kemp Town

Residents will soon be moving into five new flats in Kemp Town – the latest in a series of affordable rented homes being built by Brighton & Hove City Council.

Councillor Anne Meadows (pictured), chair of the council’s Housing and New Homes Committee, officially opened the new homes in High Street, called Darwell Court, on July 18.

The development is made up of a mix of one and two bedroom flats, including a wheelchair accessible property.

Darwell Court is part of the council's New Homes for Neighbourhoods programme which is aiming to build at least 500 new council homes on council-owned land, to provide much needed affordable rented housing in Brighton & Hove. (See notes to editors)

This month four new family houses are also being completed at Aldwick Mews in Hardwick Road, Hangleton, with a further four at Flint Close, Portslade in August.

Aldwick Mews consists of three-bedroom houses, one of which is wheelchair accessible, and Flint Close is a mix of two and three-bedroom houses. Both developments are on sites previously taken up by underused garages, which had become a target for fly-tipping.

Cllr Meadows said: “We look forward to welcoming the first residents and hope they will be very happy at Darwell Court.

“Our New Homes for Neighbourhoods developments are making good use of pockets of council land to provide much needed affordable homes for rent for people on the council’s housing register.”

Note to editors:

The New Homes for Neighbourhoods programme is aiming to build at least 500 new council homes by 2020.

Further information:

Brighton & Hove City Council press office 01273 293033