Work on a new 125-home affordable housing scheme in Brighton will get under way this summer after the project was given the green light by the local authority.
Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest social landlord, was granted full approval by Brighton & Hove City Council’s planning committee last week to build the development in Portslade, which will be “100% affordable”.
The scheme includes 28 homes for affordable rent and 97 homes for shared ownership. It will also involve nearby road improvement works.
Clarion has appointed Thakeham Client to build the development, which will be completed in early 2022.
Ian Hagger, new business and partnership director at Clarion, said: “At Clarion, we are committed to helping to tackle the housing crisis in Sussex and the surrounding areas.
“We are absolutely delighted to get the go-ahead to deliver this scheme which brings high-quality and much-needed affordable housing to the area.”
The planning committee also granted permission for the council to convert its former housing office into 10 flats for people in need of temporary housing as a way of saving money on expensive placements.