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New affordable homes for central Brighton

Besi Besemar August 16, 2018

Brighton & Hove’s planning committee approve a development of thirty-four new homes to be constructed in Buckingham Road, Brighton.

THERE will be 44% affordable housing provision on the site, more than the local planning requirement, which means that 14 homes will be available for low-cost rent or shared ownership with two of the properties being suitable for wheelchair users.

Twenty homes, all with balconies, will be built in a five-storey building at 80 Buckingham Road. The 1970s building, used by the council until 2015, will be partially demolished. Conversion of former Victorian townhouses at 76-79 Buckingham Road will provide fourteen affordable units.

Cllr Julie Cattell
Cllr Julie Cattell

Councillor Julie Cattell, chair of the city’s planning committee, said: “This is a good use of a site to provide new quality homes for people in the city. The redesign of 80 Buckingham Road will create a modern, well-designed building that fits well with the traditional Victorian townhouses and surrounding area.”

There will be five one bedroom, fourteen two bedroom and one three bedroom flats with a shared courtyard at 80 Buckingham Road and twelve affordable two bedroom and two affordable one bedroom homes at 76-79 Buckingham Road, with access to private rear gardens for the ground-floor flats.

The development also includes 64 square metres of community space with a shop window frontage onto the junction of Buckingham Street and Upper Gloucester Road.

Developers will contribute more than £97,000 for open space in the area, nearly £30,000 for secondary education and £16,500 for sustainable transport as part of the planning conditions.