A SCHEME to build flats on the corner of a street in Brighton have been approved despite concerns about parking.

Planning permission was granted to demolish a two-storey house and build four flats in Cliff Approach by the corner of Cliff Road.

The scheme includes four parking spaces for the block of two two-bedroom flats and two three-bedroom flats.

The new block would be four storeys high, including the basement, and would have a flat roof instead of a pitched roof. The overall height would be similar to the height of the current property.

Councillor Jackie O’Quinn spoke about the trouble that she had had trying to park in the area when visiting friends. She said: “The parking here is extraordinarily difficult. It’s absolutely rammed and people park on the verge.

“It says here (in the report) it will not make a significant impact but it won’t because it’s already so terrible.”

Councillor Joe Miller said that there were problems with bin lorries reaching people in the area because of drivers parking on verges.

Planning manager Nicola Hurley said that neighbours would need to take this up with Cityclean – and suggested that ask for yellow lines.