Published: 18 December 2023

From: Planning and development

Up to 300 new affordable homes, part of a £100m town centre regeneration project, are a step closer after receiving outline planning permission last week.

The proposed development, on the former car park site in Telford Place, will see Affordable Housing and Healthcare develop a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments. Construction is expected to start in 2024 with completion in late 2027 or 2028.

Crawley Borough Council’s Planning Committee approved the development, which will create a residential-led community providing affordable apartments with communal facilities, under-croft parking and landscaped grounds, which includes a new access road leading in from Haslett Avenue East.

The new homes that are to be delivered by AHH will consist of shared ownership for first-time buyers, shared ownership for older persons as well as 95 affordable rented homes that are to be operated by the council.

This development is very exciting for us, bringing much-needed affordable housing while transforming a major town centre site. We are doing everything possible to bring forward council housing when the opportunities arise so I particularly welcome the 95 homes that we will be getting.

Councillor Ian Irvine

Cabinet member for Housing

Crawley Borough Council

AHH is a social infrastructure group specialising in Shared Ownership housing. They have created affordable homes in vibrant communities across the South of England.

An AHH spokesperson said: “We are delighted to be able to deliver innovative, affordable housing for multiple generations with homes for first-time buyers, families and older adults in a transformational landmark scheme.”

tags: housing, development