New apartments for St Leonards?

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A new set of apartments could be built in St Leonards if developers get the go-ahead.

The scheme, which involves building 14 new homes on a wedged-shaped site in Tower Road, will be discussed by Hastings borough councillors at their planning meeting tomorrow (Tuesday, October 20).

But the proposals have attracted a lot of objection from residents.

More than 170 have signed a petition in protest and the council has received more than 40 letters of objection.

Objectors said the scheme would be an overdevelopment of the site, there was insufficient parking and that the development is out of character with the area and is not of an appropriate design.

In a report, Sam Batchelor, planning officer for the council, said: “The application site relates to 35 Tower Road, St Leonards. This is a wedge-shaped site bounded by Tower Road, St Peters Road and Cornfield Terrace.

“There are a mixture of buildings on site and a mixture of uses. These uses include an existing shop unit, some flatted accommodation, a small car sales yard, a car repair centre and an upholsterers.”

Planning officers are recommending the proposals be granted permission.

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