The proposed development of the former hospital on Elm Grove is a shameful missed opportunity. Our city is gripped by crisis-level housing, health and social care needs. And yet the NHS has proposed the 10 acre hospital site— gifted to the people of Brighton in 1865— be sold to private developers. Instead of providing publicly owned and genuinely affordable housing (including NHS and social care amenities), the development of the land—our land—will follow the predictable path of luxury apartments gift-wrapped in vague promises of a ‘health-hub’ and an ’affordable’ housing component (as always ‘affordable’ defined as 80% of market value and thus out of reach for people on middle or low income).

Today campaigners demonstrated outside the hospital before a board meeting of the Sussex NHS Trust to let them know that we will not allow this site to be sold off to private, profiteering developers.

This site belongs to us. Its future should be determined by us. That it should be stolen from us and passed to private hands is a scandal—if we let this happen the land and all the opportunities it held for the people of Brighton will be gone forever. Contact your MP! Join the campaign: contact:

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We will be outside the Brighton and Hove Full Council meeting this afternoon at 3.45 to let Councillors know that we expect them to support the PUBLIC development of this site, which they voted unanimously in the summer to support.

Join the campaign!

Hove Housing Crisis – Public Meeting – Saturday 12 May

The Living Rent Campaign will have a stall here too! Come and question our representatives on what they will do about the  housing crisis in Hove. In this area we have seen mainly developments that are designed for the luxury market and ordinary people have been priced out.

Public Meeting organised by Hove & Portslade Labour Party

12 May 9.30 am to 1.30 pm Brunswick Primary School – Somerhill Rd, Hove BN3 1RP

If you are concerned about housing in Hove, come along to this meeting to hear the facts, share your views and help us develop solutions.

…plus an advice Market Place of organisations that can help with your housing queries.


John Healey – Shadow Housing Minister

Claire Moonan – Councillor for Central Hove

Andy Winter – Chief Executive, Brighton Housing Trust Chair:

Chair: Peter Kyle – MP for Hove


March For Homes – 24th June

Justice for Grenfell

Join the protest March for Homes Saturday 24 June 2017 12 noon Parliament Square SW1P 3AD

The terrible Grenfell fire shows the murderous result of housing policies dictated by profit and greed. Tenants die because landlords don’t listen. Everyone needs a home they can afford. Government continues to destroy council housing. Street homeless and insecurity is soaring, and millions are trapped in expensive, insecure private renting. People pay over half their income in rent – while landlords and developers get tax breaks and subsidies. Opposition in and outside Parliament stalled much of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, including Pay to Stay and sell off of council homes on the open market. But the Act is law, and is still a threat. A united housing movement needs to challenge the weak Government, take direct action and force the changes we need.


24 June protest supported by Defend Council Housing, One Housing and other housing association tenant groups; privaterenters groups; National Union of Students; Peoples Assembly against Austerity; Disabled People Against Cuts; National Pensioners Convention; Unison, GMB, National Union of Teacher and other trade unions; British Association of Social Workers; Bishop of Stepney and others.


Come to our hustings


ON: Tuesday 6th June, 7.00pm

AT: One Church, Brighton, Gloucester Place.

Invited speakers:

Caroline Lucas (Green candidate)

Lloyd Russell- Moyle (Labour candidate)

Carrie Hinds (Liberal Democrat Candidate)

Ian Buchanan (UKIP candidate)

Simon Kirby (Conservative candidate)

Come along and have your say – tell the politicians what is needed

Organised by Living Rent Campaign
Supported by Generation Rent