I have welcomed £1.2 million of government funding to decontaminate land at Bedfordwell Road so 102 homes can be built on the brownfield site.
The money is part of a £866 million fund for 133 council-led projects across the country that will make housing developments viable and get much-needed homes built quicker.
The Eastbourne site was formerly a pumping station in the 19th century but was then used as a council deport and office compound.
This is a substantial investment by the Government to help make a real eyesore into much needed homes for Eastbourne.
The pumping station is a beautiful listed building but the rest of the site has been a blot on the town’s landscape for many years, so this money to help start transforming it is most welcome.
This is also another example of the Government pumping money into our town to finance major projects that make a real difference to residents’ lives. Already we have received millions of pounds of investment for Sovereign Harbour and Devonshire Park and now this cash too.