Homes for Hove


We are proposing to build 880 new homes

“The one thing everyone could agree on at Hangleton Community Centre on Tuesday evening was that the city needs more homes.”

The Argus reporting on the Toad’s Hole Valley public exhibition, December 2017

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

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50% of new homes will be family-sized (three bedrooms or more)

Helping local families find the right home.


40% of new homes will be affordable

Helping local people get onto the housing ladder.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Why 880 homes?

In 2017 Brighton & Hove City Council created detailed plans for Toad’s Hole Valley, through their Supplementary Planning Document. The Council determined that there should be a minimum of 50 to 70 homes per hectare on the site. With 16.5 hectares of land for housing, between 825 and 1,155 can be built at Toad’s Hole Valley. The application seeks to build up to 880 homes, ensuring there is plenty of space of accessible green open space.

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.