Planners give go-ahead for new houses in Hastings

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DEVELOPERS have been given the green light to flatten an industrial site in Hastings to build six new terraced houses.

The site in Harold Road currently consists of a number of houses turned into offices and an industrial unit.

The Park Lane Group applied to the borough council to demolish the site and erect six two-bedroom, split level terraced houses.

On Wednesday, members of the council’s planning committee approved the scheme.

The committee received four letters from residents who were concerned about parking, drainage, boundary issues and soundproofing.

Borough planning officer Ray Crawford explained that each property would have at least one parking space and there would be space in the street for more parking. The houses will also have a private garden to the rear.

The site is also home to a population of badgers.

A protection area using permanent fencing and warning signs will be set up between the rear gardens of the development and rear gardens of houses on Athelstan Road.

Committee chairman, councillor Godfrey Daniel, said: “It’s good to see developers now moving towards new houses rather than flats. There are quite enough flats in this town already.”