A £10 MILLION scheme to build more than 100 homes on an industrial estate has been given the green light despite objections from 200 residents.

Brighton and Hove City Council’s planning committee has backed council officials over public opposition to grant consent to the scheme in School Road, Hove.

The development will see the demolition of the Westerman complex of light industrial units currently home to Westows play centre, the Written Word pentecostal church, tool hire and an MOT centre.

The scheme will create nearly 600 square metres of office space and deliver 40 per cent affordable homes in line with council targets

In total 83 flats and 21 houses will be built in blocks of between three and five storeys.

Developers Cross Stone Urban Regeneration have worked on the scheme for four years and will pay more than £500,000 for education, open spaces and indoor recreation, sustainable transport and improving public spaces.

Cllr Julie Cattell, committee chairwoman, said: “This application has seen us securing our top target figure of 40 per cent affordable housing for local people. It’s the right thing to do wherever possible. I also very much welcome the fact we’re able to retain jobs on this site in modern premises of a kind that businesses want.”