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Housing Development


During 2013-14 we are continuing a programme of remodelling our council retirement schemes which currently contain bedsits and share bathroom facilities. This mean that in the near future all council stock will be modern and fully self-contained.


We will also develop 42 family houses in the Langney area, for affordable rent on council-owned land with Amicus Horizon. We also intend to develop 30 new affordable homes on council-owned infill sites in the Langney area.

A partnership between East Sussex County Council, Saxon Weald, the Homes and Communities Agency, and the council will also see the development of 18 units of affordable supported housing in the Seaside area.

Support for Housing and Economic Progress (SHEP)

In September 2013 our councillors voted to approve £1.9 million funding for the Support for Housing and Economic Progress (SHEP) initiative, between now and 2016.

The SHEP scheme aims to provide 20 one-bedroom properties predominantly in the town centre and Devonshire ward area. It will be delivered by Eastbourne Homes, which manages our council housing stock.

As part of the plans, unused commercial property will be redeveloped into residential accommodation and will help to reshape Eastbourne’s urban environment along with the plans for the town centre’s revitalisation.

East Sussex Local Investment Plan

The Local Investment Plan was developed in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency, to set out how they will support investment for local housing projects.  The Plan runs from 2011-2014.

You can download a summary of the East Sussex Local Investment Plan for new affordable housing below. 

Local Lettings Schemes

The Council in partnership with Eastbourne Homes have Local Lettings Scheme for the following developments in the Devonshire Ward: