Feedback about plans for scores of new homes in Whitehawk has helped kickstart a drive to improve the area.
The council wants to build 58 flats at Findon Road on the old library site and 28 flats on the empty Wellsbourne site on Whitehawk Road, near the Hub. Most will be rented to social tenants, with some possibly sold to fund the scheme.
A consultation event on March saw residents flag up areas for improvement by placing suggestion cards on a scale model of the scheme within the estate.
Now, this feedback is being used for a workshop held by Due East Neighbourhood Council between 10am and midday this Thursday at the Valley Social Club on Whitehawk Way to put together an action plan.
Councillor Anne Meadows, the new chair of housing for the council, said: “We already have a thriving group of local residents who are keen to see their ideas for improvements come to life.
“Many of them became involved after visiting the Whitehawk Hub to see the impressive large scale 3D model of Whitehawk estate which showed the council’s proposals for 86 new homes at Findon Road and the Wellsbourne site in Whitehawk.
“Residents were also asked to place suggestion cards on the model to pin point their priority areas for improvement and change in the neighbourhood – all really valuable material that will inform this follow up workshop in June.”