First look at proposed designs for new homes plan

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Architect’s sketches revealing the first glimpse of proposed designs for new homes in Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford will be on show at consultation events next week.

The images from Conran and Partners, based in Lewes, have been created as part of the New Homes project from Lewes District Council and its partners, to alleviate the severe housing shortage in the district. Under this project, it is proposed to build 415 homes, at least 40 per cent of which will be affordable council housing.

Artist's sketch of new homes on Buckle Car Park SUS-151028-111233001

Artist's sketch of new homes on Buckle Car Park SUS-151028-111233001

Councillor Andy Smith, Leader of Lewes District Council, said: “Our priority is to build homes to the highest quality design standards for local people who are desperately in need of places to live. It is essential we act now to address this homes crisis as we have nearly 2,000 families on our housing waiting list.

“We look forward to sharing these early sketches with people at our drop-in sessions next week and receiving their feedback which will help develop the designs.”

Initial proposals and designs will be on show at each of the drop-in sessions and advisors will be on hand to discuss them.

The Peacehaven and Telscombe drop-in will be held at The Main Hall, Meridian Way, Meridian Centre, Peacehaven, on Monday (November 2), from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Artist's impressions of new homes on Robinson Road. SUS-151028-111337001

Artist's impressions of new homes on Robinson Road. SUS-151028-111337001

The Seaford session will be at Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road, on Tuesday (November 3), from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

People interested in the Newhaven proposals can visit the drop-in at The Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven, on Wednesday, (November 4), from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Drop-in sessions for Lewes and East Chiltington sites will be held in early 2016.

For the New Homes project, Lewes District Council has joined forces with Brighton-based Karis Developments, which has brought together a consortium including Conran and Partners and Southern Housing Group, one of southern England’s largest housing associations.

Artist's sketch of new homes on Meeching Down. SUS-151028-111243001

Artist's sketch of new homes on Meeching Down. SUS-151028-111243001

For more details about the New Homes project visit www.lewes.gov.uk/newhomes.

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