Brighton housing developments target waiting list

More than 130 homes are to be built in Brighton and Hove after the council approved two planning applications.

The city council said many of the new homes would be aimed at people on the housing waiting list.

Forty flats will be built on four storeys at Caffyns former garage on Hove seafront, an art deco style building.

A further 95 flats will be built at the old nurses' homes off Pankhurst Avenue near Brighton racecourse.

The development in Hove will include 16 affordable homes for rent or shared ownership, and will also have a surgery, a commercial area, and parking.

And 80% of the homes at the development in Brighton will be affordable and either for shared ownership or for rent.

The Pankhurst Avenue scheme will include private gardens for the ground floor flats and a community centre.

Southern Housing Group will manage the affordable homes in both developments, the council said.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites