The momentum behind Lewes District Council’s drive to develop affordable homes continues to pay dividends for local families as one housing development is completed and another is set to start.

On the recently finished Old Hamsey Lakes development in South Chailey the council has made 12 homes available to people on the housing register, either through shared ownership or affordable rent. 

Councillor William Meyer, Cabinet Member for Housing, said:

“This is all about the right homes in the right location and I couldn’t be more delighted to see our residents moving into these fabulous new properties. 

“I was lucky enough to have a tour of the site during the early stages of construction and could clearly see then that we had a really high quality scheme on our hands. 

“The families that have moved in and those that are still to take up residence can look forward to life in South Chailey and in homes that I’m certain they will be very happy in.”  

The council has also secured eight new homes planned for Plumpton Green that will also be available to local people on the same basis as those at Old Hamsey Lakes.  The properties include five two bedroom and three, three bedroom houses and completion on the site is expected in autumn 2022.

Councillor Meyer added:

“It fills me with immense pride to be part of a Co-operative Alliance that is doing all it can to build new homes for people on our housing register, at the same time as ensuring rural locations benefit too, not just urban centres that have been historically favoured for development in the past.

“I have said before that the Co-operative Alliance can’t solve the housing crisis on our own, but we will do everything possible throughout our four year building programme to improve the prospects of a home for people without one, in Lewes district.”  ends