More new sustainable council homes ready for Shoreham citizens

Released: Friday, 24 May 2024

Local citizens are to move into five new sustainable council homes that we've built in Shoreham.

Our contractors have demolished rows of old garages off Wilmot Road and have built in their place four two-bedroom houses and a one-bedroom accessible bungalow.

Each of the new homes is well insulated and warmed through air source heat pumps, making them energy efficient and cheaper to run for future tenants.

They also have gardens, water butts, EV charging points and additional trees and planting to reduce the impact on the environment.

The new cul-de-sac has been named Wilds Row after prominent architect Amon Henry Wilds, who was responsible for developing some of Brighton's most historic buildings in the 19th Century and lived and was buried in Shoreham.

The new terraced homes will each go to Adur citizens in need of somewhere to live. There are currently almost 1,000 households on our housing waiting list, of whom around 130 are being housed in temporary accommodation.

The new bungalow includes a wetroom and a specially adaptable kitchen that has been designed specifically for wheelchair users.

Cllr Lee Cowen, Adur's cabinet member for Adur Homes and customer services, said:

“Too many of our residents have no permanent home because their landlords have evicted them or they cannot afford to take a step on the housing ladder.

“Many are having to be housed by the council outside the district, which strains their health due to the long distances they must travel for work, getting their children to school, and seeing friends and family.

“We will continue to build sustainable new council homes like those at Wilds Row and also invest in our existing properties, which our community so desperately needs.”

The work is part of our plans to replace the old garage compounds and under-used sites with extra homes that families in the district need in Sompting, Lancing, Shoreham, Southwick and Fishersgate.

A total of 14 new council homes have been built in Adur so far in 2024, with more on the way in Southwick and Lancing.

More than £10m will also be spent over the next year improving our council homes, including replacing double-glazed windows and doors, repairing roofs and walls and fitting new kitchens and bathrooms for tenants.

Photo: The new homes in Wilds Row, Shoreham

PR24-052 - The new homes in Wilds Row, Shoreham

Photo: The specially adaptable kitchen in the bungalow

PR24-052 - The specially adaptable kitchen in the bungalow in Wilds Row, Shoreham

Photo: The wetroom in the bungalow

PR24-052 - The wetroom in the bungalow in Wilds Row, Shoreham

Photo: Rear garden of one of the new homes in Wilds Row, Shoreham

PR24-052 - Rear garden of one of the new homes in Wilds Row, Shoreham

Photo: Wilds Row road sign

PR24-052 - Wilds Row road sign (Shoreham)

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