Radian and Linden Homes announce joint venture for 120 homes in West Sussex

Award-winning housing provider Radian has announced it has formed a joint venture with national housebuilder Linden Homes to build 120 new homes at Reeds Lane, Sayers Common, West Sussex.

Of these, 84 will be available for private sale alongside 36 affordable homes (30%). The site benefits from outline planning consent, with the reserved matters application currently submitted, and under the agreement the affordable homes will be bought by Swaythling Housing Society, a subsidiary of Radian that provides affordable homes throughout the south.

The new development will comprise one and two-bedroom apartments, and a range of two, three, four, and five-bedroom houses.

Sayers Common is located in an attractive, semi-rural location that is seven miles from Burgess Hill, and approximately ten miles from Brighton. Transport connectivity is excellent, with bus, road and rail links to Brighton, Hassocks, Crawley, Croydon and London all nearby.

The project will contribute more than £1.3m to the local area, with £56,000 already pledged to the local village hall.

Radian and Linden Homes have submitted a Reserved Matters planning application to Mid Sussex District Council, that is expected to be determined by the end of June. Construction is set to commence in July.

James Pennington, Development Director at Radian, said: “Entering into joint venture with Linden Homes at Sayers Common is an excellent opportunity for us to provide a high-quality mix of affordable and open market housing.

“We’re looking to build 3,500 new homes by 2023 and increasing our joint venture activity is a key part of our development strategy.

“We look forward to working in partnership with Linden Homes and utilising their highly regarded housebuilding expertise.”

Linden Homes South East’s Managing Director, Darren Maddox, said: “The site is a great addition to our portfolio in the Surrey area and we’re pleased to further cement our partnership with Radian. The homes we will deliver are set to be much needed family housing for the local area which will complement the existing community.”