20 January 2017

New council homes completed in Portslade

Four new council homes have been completed in Portslade - the latest in a series of housing developments by Brighton & Hove City Council.

The three bedroom family houses in Pierre Close, off Foredown Road, are providing affordable rented housing for people on the city’s housing register. The homes have been built on the site of a former garage block, helping to transform a previously underused area which had become a target for anti-social behaviour.

Pierre Close is 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. 

Other developments currently underway or in the pipeline include 57 flats at Kite Place in Whitehawk, 45 extra care flats in Albion Street, 29 flats on the Wellsbourne site in Whitehawk, and 12 flats and houses in the North Laine.

Pierre Close is one of three recent council developments built on redundant garage sites – the others, completed last year, provided four family houses in Aldwick Mews, Hangleton and four in Flint Close, Portslade.

Councillor Anne Meadows, chair of Brighton & Hove City Council’s Housing and New Homes Committee, said: “Pierre Close is an example of how we are making good use of small pockets of land and transforming redundant areas to provide much needed new homes. After following these schemes from the drawing board, it’s great to see people settling into their new houses.”

The New Homes for Neighbourhoods programme is shortlisted in the Housing Initiative category of the Local Government Chronicle 2017 awards.

Further information:
Brighton & Hove City Council press office 01273 293033
press@brighton-hove.gov.uk