New beach chalets will shortly be arriving on Saltdean seafront, and look set to be quickly snapped up by residents currently on the waiting list.
The 14 chalets, in seven double units, will be located on the Undercliff Walk directly to the west of the Saltdean subway.
Different in design from the existing brick and concrete chalets, the turquoise and white chalets are made from a modern hardwearing composite material, suitable for a marine environment, and will all have access to water and electricity.
Once installed, the chalets will be let on five-year fixed tenancies to residents of Brighton & Hove who are currently at the top of the waiting list.
The new arrivals have been welcomed by Councillor Alan Robins, chair of the Culture, Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Economic Development Committee.
“Demand for our popular seafront chalets is constantly high, so it’s great to be offering these new properties on five-year leases, giving more of our residents the chance to enjoy their own little piece of our lovely seafront,” he said.
The new units bring the total number of beach chalets available across Hove, Rottingdean, Maderia Drive, Ovingdean and Saltdean to 119.
Interest in the new chalets has been high and, once the chalets have been let, some residents will remain on the waiting list.
With this in mind, the waiting list will remain closed, but residents can express an interest with the Seafront Estates Team by emailing email@example.com and will be invited to apply when the waiting list re-opens.