Starlings Housing Co-operative formed because of the lack of affordable housing available in Brighton and Hove. Our vision is to create a sustainable, low carbon, co-operative community led housing development which will provide truly affordable private rented housing for up to 15 households with a separate communal space. The community will be intergenerational with modular flexible design that will allow for growth as the housing needs of our members change. Our communal building will be developed to support our vision and provide benefit for the local and wider community.
Our intention is to support and serve as inspiration for similar proposals. To present it as a case study of what can be achieved with vision, community support and good business planning, underpinned by strong local partnerships. Through the project to demonstrate how to balance economic, social and ecological requirements, not just for current but also for future generations.
We have a collaborative working methodology and are in partnership with a wider group of stakeholders. This process is one where we come together to engage with; learn and problem solve. Currently our key delivery partners include:
- CHIBAH (Co-operative Housing in Brighton and Hove)
- Brighton and Hove Community Land Trust
- Brighton and Hove City Council
- Neighbourhood Forum and Residents Associations
- Local residents
As the project progresses in alignment with our financial plan; we will seek to connect with more delivery partners. This to help support our vision of creating a deeper sustainability in relation to the environment. To have homes that are secure, efficient and enjoyable places to inhabit. We will build connections with companies whose building methods and energy provision eliminate waste, maximise the efficiency of resources, promote biodiversity and create value for society.
We are currently recruiting new members that will allow prospective tenants to become involved in the further development of this project.