Cabinet to discuss sale of Chichester sheltered housing land

PART of a sheltered housing site could be sold off if plans are approved by councillors.

Members of Chichester District Council’s cabinet are being asked to approve disposal of land at The Heritage, Chichester.

Officers said allowing Hyde Martlet to sell of part of the land would help to fund 56 new units. “As part of Hyde Martlet’s review of its sheltered housing services, the Heritage was identified for redevelopment,” said housing enabling manager Linda Granger in her report to councillors.

“Demand for the bedsit-type flats decreased in recent years and the units needed extensive refurbishment, resulting in many unites remaining empty for long periods.

“In order to redevelop this site, Hyde Martlet needs to sell part of the site to be developed as market housing to cross-subsidise the affordable sheltered units.”

Councillors need to approve the sale under the large-scale stock transfer.

A similar proposal was approved in March, 2008, to allow the redevelopment of sheltered accommodation in Britannia Court, Bosham.

The plan will be discussed at the district council’s cabinet meeting at East Pallant House, from 9.30am next Tuesday (January 8).