Brighton & Hove Albion have submitted a planning application for the development of New Monks Farm, and are responding to residents’ comments regarding housing on the proposed site.
New Monks Farm Ltd have partnered with CALA Homes [South Home Counties], who are experienced providers of affordable housing. The planning application includes a total of 600 units, and Adur District Council have a policy requirement that 30% (180) of the houses should be affordable units to meet the needs of people on their housing waiting list and young people trying to get onto the housing ladder.
CALA will work with Adur District Council to identify a housing association that will be responsible for managing the properties.
The affordable homes will be a mix of units for both rental and for shared ownership. All of the rental properties will be allocated to people on the Council’s housing list, and priority will be given to people with a local connection and who demonstrate the greatest need.
The shared ownership homes will be sold to those that cannot afford to purchase a property in the open market, and require financial assistance.
The first phase of development will see 75 homes delivered in the next three years, and will meet the Nationally Described Space Standards.
There will be no visual differences between the affordable homes and the rest of the houses on the site. All will be built with the same high quality of construction.
The development will be built in a series of phases, and as each phase is developed, homes will become available for occupation. This process is expected to begin from Autumn 2019.
Albion fans and local Adur and Lancing residents can show their support for the club's planning application at New Monks Farm. If you feel able to, we would really value your support by taking the time to log on to the Adur District Council planning website and registering your support.
Simply visit the planning section of Adur District Council's website. Then click on View Planning Applications and in the box headed 'Enter key word, reference number, postcode or address’ enter: AWDM/0961/17.
For more information on how to show your support please click here.