Plans for new cost-effective homes aim to help address Bexhill ‘housing crisis’


A council hopes plans to create new environmentally friendly cost-effective homes will help address a “housing crisis”.

Hastings Borough Council plans to build 16 affordable local housing allowance rent homes off Bexhill Road in Hastings.

The homes would be the first built by the council for rent in more than 25 years.

Councillor Maya Evans, deputy leader and lead councilor for housing and community development, said hundreds of households were in need and the houses are part of the council’s plans to address the issue.

“We are in the midst of a housing crisis, with hundreds of households in desperate need of a safe, secure, affordable home,” said Cllr Evans.

“These homes are part of our plans to address this, and we want to know what you think of their design. This is an exciting project for us, working with a local company to provide homes in this way. I encourage everyone to have a look at the plans and let us know your thoughts on the proposals.”

Outline planning permission was granted in December 2019 for the homes, on land owned by the council behind 419 to 447 Bexhill Road.

The council is now consulting on the detailed design, which includes the layout and scale of the new development, its appearance and plans for landscaping.

Households around the site will receive a leaflet with more information about the proposals, but residents from across the town have been encouraged to have their say.

The council said the homes will be sustainable, energy efficient and will have their own gardens.

Environmentally friendly measures including solar panels, electric vehicle charging points and a sustainable drainage system have been included in the design, with other sustainable measures being considered.

The council is working with Newhaven company Boutique Modern, which is designing and building the units.

They will be modular, constructed in a factory and assembled on site, reducing disruption to local residents and road infrastructure.

The consultation runs until October 24 at


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