It’s been approved for four derelict homes in Northbourne Road, Eastbourne, to be knocked down.
Numbers 84, 86, 88 and 90 have stood empty for around 12 months, according to planners at the Borough Council and are suffering from subsidence, which would make upkeeping them unviable.
It has been agreed that the properties can be pulled down, to make way for 12 flats and parking spaces.
Some raised concerns about putting additional pressure on on-street parking in the road, as well as the loss of green space and a lack of communal space for eight of the flats, with only the four ground floor properties having access to gardens.
However, despite these outlying worries, the planning committee passed the proposals at a meeting on Tuesday night (25 April), saying that it is rare of late for flats to be built with one parking space per apartment.