New Hortsely development site, Seaford. SUS-140423-165904001
New Hortsely development site, Seaford. SUS-140423-165904001

A scheme to build another retirement complex in Seaford has prompted local residents to start a petition, calling for more affordable homes for young people.

They also point to an aging population in the town, already putting a strain on health services.

But retirement complex developer Pegasus Life said the majority of people who would move into the swish apartments – to be built on the former Central Garage site in Sutton Park Road – would be local.

The petition said, “We do not need more retirement housing, especially in such an inconvenient location.

“We don’t need the extra strain on our roads or services. We want non-discriminatory affordable housing for all.

“Seaford Town Council already rejected this application, and local residents are angry.”

The plans include the demolition of the former garage building and construction of a five storey building including 38 retirement apartments, basement car park, access and landscaping.

Pegasus Life spokesperson Howard Philips said, “Pegasus Life is creating desirable homes for the active older generation, the majority of whom will already be local or have a local connection; people who will play a part in the local community.

“Working with the UK’s top architects, we are delivering amazing apartments that are designed to promote well-being; with lots of natural light, private balconies and a strong emphasis on the quality of landscaping and gardens.

“An on-site ‘host’ or concierge will then ensure life is easy providing help as required.”

Pegasus Life specialises in high end retirement homes.