The total number of houses in North Street Quarter is 416. Of these, 40% (165 homes) will be affordable housing. This is a significant allocation for any development and the largest in the Lewes District to date.
The affordable homes will be built in different locations within the North Street Quarter, across all three phases of the build. However, the majority will be constructed in the first two years of the development.
There will be a variety of house types to meet local housing needs and to create a vibrant and mixed community. More than half (55%) of the houses will have two bedrooms or less. The remainder will have three or more bedrooms.
The affordable housing stock includes suitable homes for people of all ages, whether they are single, a couple or a family.
We have included 51 ‘extra care’ flats for older people within the first phase of the scheme. These are also sometimes referred to as sheltered housing or housing with social care. North Street Quarter is the ideal location for extra care properties. It will have wheelchair accessible routes into the centre of town and a healthcare hub with a doctor’s practice, dentist and pharmacy included within the scheme.
There will also be a number of ‘extra care’ homes provided for young, single people, which will be managed by a housing association dedicated to helping young people.
In addition to the affordable homes, 38 of the open market homes will be offered as a priority for buyers either working or living locally.
All homes are designed and will be built to the principles of Lifetime Homes standards; using sustainable construction techniques delivering very low carbon output, which at the same time helps to keep utilities bills low, all adding to affordability.