We are proposing to build 825 new homes
There is a large need for new homes in Brighton and Hove. The Council is aiming to deliver at least 13,200 new homes between 2010 and 2030, which is roughly 660 new homes each year. Development at Toad’s Hole Valley will deliver over one year’s housing supply on one site, with supporting infrastructure.
Possible Design Considerations
Although we have not designed the homes in detail yet:
Homes for those who live in Brighton
40% of the homes delivered will be affordable, for shared ownership and affordable/social rent. Priority for these homes is given to those who are living or working in Brighton and Hove, meaning that a significant amount of these properties will go to supporting the needs of the local community
Homes for all ages
50% of the homes delivered will be family-sized (three bedrooms or more). There may also be the opportunity to provide homes for the older generation by way of a retirement village. This will allow those older Brighton residents who may be wishing to downsize an opportunity to remain local whilst freeing up the City’s current housing stock elsewhere.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why 825 homes?
The site is allocated in Brighton and Hove Council’s City Plan to deliver a minimum of 700 new homes. The Council’s policy document also states that 50-75 homes must be built per hectare.
The Council also specified in the City Plan how much land should be used for other uses such as open space and space for a secondary school. When that is taken into account the area of land for housing stands at 16.5 hectares meaning the minimum number of homes would be:
16.5 hectares of housing land x 50 dwellings per hectare = 825 homes
Why develop this site, why not focus on the development of brownfield sites in Brighton and Hove?
Toad’s Hole Valley has been identified by the Council as a prime site for a significant development. There is a large need for new homes in Brighton and Hove. The Council is aiming to deliver at least 13,200 new homes between 2010 and 2030, which is roughly 660 new homes each year. Development at Toad’s Hole Valley will deliver over one year’s housing supply on one site, with supporting infrastructure. Attempting to redevelop smaller brownfield sites would not be able to provide the same level of vital housing for the area.
Why is Court Farm not part of the proposed development?
Court Farm is in different ownership to the rest of the site. This land received planning permission in 2017 for it’s own redevelopment and as such cannot be included as part of St Congar’s proposals.