New affordable homes ready for local residents

Garage sites

A project to build 22 new council homes on former garage sites across the Lewes district has been completed, with tenants already occupying the majority of them.

The properties in Peacehaven, Seaford, Newhaven  and Telscombe Cliffs have all been advertised and allocated to households on the Lewes District Council housing register.

Councillor Ron Maskell, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “I am delighted that these homes are now available for local people to move into and in many cases, are already being lived in.

“Delivering affordable homes to meet residents’ needs is a priority for us, and it is particularly gratifying to provide these by making the most of these brownfield sites.”

The homes are located at:

  • Hythe Crescent, Seaford (two homes)
  • Headland Way, Peacehaven (three homes)
  • Balcombe Road, Peacehaven (six homes)
  • Rectory Close, Newhaven (five homes)
  • Grassmere Court, Telscombe Cliffs (six homes)

The properties were developed by Thakeham Client. Steve Tuhey, Managing Director for Thakeham Client, said: “The efficient delivery of this project was made possible by the brilliant team ethos that has developed between Thakeham Client and Lewes District Council.

“Thakeham Client are proud of this relationship and it has been a pleasure working with LDC to redevelop some of these brownfield sites.

“These sites have been transformed into much needed new affordable housing to meet the needs of the council’s housing register and we look forward to working with the council again on future projects.”

Anyone in housing need but not already on our housing register can contact the Housing Needs Team by email housingneeds@lewes.gov.uk or call 01273 471600.

Photo caption (from left to right): Cllr Ron Maskell; Leighton Rowe, development project manager at LDC; Cllr Elayne Merry; James Maude from Thakeham Client; Cllr Olivia Honeyman outside some of the completed homes.

Story published on 28 June 2017