Hobby Place - latest development of new council homes

Work is underway on 29 new council homes in Whitehawk

The development on the Wellsbourne site in Whitehawk Road, is one of a series of new housing schemes being built by Brighton & Hove City Council.

The homes - a mix of one, two, and three bedroom flats - are due to be completed next year and will be rented to people on the city’s housing register. The development will be called Hobby Place.

The new flats are part of the city council’s New Homes for Neighbourhoods programme, which aims to build at least 500 new council homes on council land by 2020.

Another 57 flats are due to be completed at Kite Place in Whitehawk this autumn; 45 extra care flats are nearing completion in Albion Street, and work will start soon on 12 houses and flats in the North Laine.

Thirty two new council homes at six schemes were completed and let last year, including eight family houses in Portslade, four in Hangleton and five flats in Kemp Town.

Councillor Anne Meadows, chair of the city council’s Housing and New Homes Committee, said: “Building new homes is a priority for the city and it is great to see work starting on this site, which is an important step forward in our construction programme. Our New Homes for Neighbourhoods programme is delivering affordable rented homes that the city so desperately needs.

"The new flats are in the heart of the local community, next to Whitehawk Community Hub and Whitehawk Academy, and we look forward to tenants moving in next year."

Hobby Place will be made up of a mix of flats of different sizes, including homes suitable for wheelchair users. The scheme was developed with feedback from local residents.

Transcript for the 'Hobby Place – the latest New Homes for Neighbourhoods development' film (PDF 81KB)