Work begins to build 20 new council homes

Cavalry Crescent

Groundworks are about to start on an ‘exciting’ Eastbourne Borough Council development of 20 new affordable homes in Eastbourne’s Old Town. 

The site on the corner of Cavalry Crescent and North Avenue has been cleared and initial ground and drainage works will begin in March to build five one-bedroom flats, nine two-bedroom flats, five three-bedroom houses and a four-bedroom house there. One house and one ground floor flat have been specifically designed with full adaptations for people with disabilities, including a through floor lift.  

Councillor Alan Shuttleworth, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “This is a really exciting development which forms part of a package of schemes currently underway across Eastbourne to provide people with the affordable housing that is so desperately needed.   

“These sustainable, modern homes will have off street parking, electric vehicle charging points and the layout includes a green space to enhance the quality of life for residents living there.”  

The development is scheduled for completion in summer 2024.  

Last year, the council opened The Foundry, a development of affordable homes in Langney Road, and it is currently building a further five terraced homes and two semi-detached homes in Fort Lane.

Published on March 6, 2023.