PLANS to demolish a fire-damaged house that has become a renowned eyesore are finally in the pipeline.

An application has been made to sort out the property in Old Shoreham Road, Lancing, and replace it with a five-bedroom house.

The plan includes adding two four-bedroom houses behind the neighbouring home.

The ruined house is a familiar sight to the many drivers who use the roundabout at Lancing Manor on the A27.

The building was gutted in a blaze in December 2015 and has been branded an eyesore by locals.

But six previous applications for the site have all been refused, with two dismissed at appeal.

The previous applications ranged from bids for six flats and six houses to two semi-detached houses and double garages.

One of the major longstanding concerns among residents has been the plan to close the existing entrance to the site from the A27 roundabout, instead extending the Old Shoreham Road to create a new access road.

It was a concern shared by Lancing Parish Council, which said the traffic scheme was “flawed” and asked if refuse or emergency vehicles would be able to get to the new homes.

Objecting to the application, the parish said the plans were over-development, adding that any improvements to the site should be “like for like”.

The council received two letters supporting the plans, describing it as a sensible, well-planned application and claiming objections were “driven by vendetta rather than fact”.

The application will be considered by Adur District Council’s planning committee on Monday.

The meeting will be held at 7pm in the Queen Elizabeth II Room at the Shoreham Centre.