Affordable Housing, Not Luxury Flats!

Brighton and Hove City Council

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Property development company St William, are planning to submit a planning application to Brighton and Hove City Council to develop the gasworks site on Boundary Road in East Brighton. The proposed plans show they plan to build up to 700 homes, but there are no clear commitments to how many of those will be affordable. St Williams have a track record of charging high prices for their homes, including a recent development near Battersea Park Power Station in London where 1 bedroom flats are currently advertised for up to £894,000.

Brighton has enough luxury flats. What we need are affordable homes for local people!

We are asking Brighton and Hove City Council to give assurances that they will use the extent of their power and influence to achieve the following before anything is approved by the planning committee:

- Proper consultation with local residents before any decisions are made.
- Any housing built to include highest possible amount of affordable housing.
- All affordable housing built to be at rates which are genuinely affordable to local people.

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To: Brighton and Hove City Council
From: [Your Name]

​Dear Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee,

We, residents of Brighton are concerned about the proposed plans to redevelop the gasworks site on Boundary Road in East Brighton.

The proposed plan from development company St William plan to build up to 700 homes but offers no clear commitments on affordable housing which is so desperately needed in the area and across the city as a whole.

St William also have a track record of charging high prices for properties on their developments, including a recent development near Battersea Park Power Station in London where 1 bedroom flats are currently advertised for up to £894,000.

This raises serious concerns as to whether this development would actually benefit local people or if it is just designed to make money for wealthy property developers.

We are asking Brighton and Hove City Council to give assurances that they will use the extent of their power and influence to achieve the following before anything is approved by the planning committee:

- Proper consultation with local residents before any decisions are made.

- Any housing built to include the highest possible amount of affordable housing.

- All affordable housing built to be at rates which are genuinely affordable to local people.

We look forward to your response.