New council homes planned for Hollingbury
Plans to transform a rundown garage site in Rotherfield Crescent, Hollingbury, with four new council homes will be considered by the Housing and New Homes Committee on 15 November.
Architects Innes Associates were chosen to design new family homes for the site, following a Royal Institute of British Architects competition to bring forward innovative designs for small pockets of council land.
If the scheme gets the go ahead, ten dilapidated garages will be demolished and replaced with a mix of two and three-bedroom rented homes, facing onto a communal garden.
The proposal is part of the council’s New Homes for Neighbourhoods building programme, which aims to build at least 500 new homes on council land.
Councillor Anne Meadows, chair of the Housing and New Homes Committee, said: “Building affordable rented homes for local people is a priority for the council and this is an exciting proposal to give a new lease of life to a small site, that’s become a target for fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour.”
The committee will be considering the final design for the scheme - if they approve it, planning permission will still be needed and a planning application is expected to be made early in 2018.
See committee report for more background (item 56).
(Image copyright: Innes Associates. Architecture & Urban Design)
New Homes for Neighbourhoods
All New Homes for Neighbourhoods properties are rented to people on the city’s housing register. Homes have already been built in Whitehawk, Portslade, Hangleton and Kemp Town, and 57 new flats are just being completed at Kite Place in Whitehawk. More homes are currently under construction.