An industrial building will be demolished and replaced with flats.

Brighton and Hove City Council approved plans to demolish a "poor" two-storey building in Vale Road, Portslade, and replace it with a "superior" three-storey building.

This new building will have offices on the ground floor and four flats across the first and second floors.

Two of these will be two-bed homes and the other two will have one bedroom each.

All of them will have some outdoor space, developers said.

The Argus: Plans for new office space and flats have been approved

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During the planning process, developers argued that there will be no negative impact on neighbours and that the building will not affect the view or daylight at neighbouring homes.

Developers also said that the current premises are "no longer commercially viable" and that the existing factory is "unsuited" for continued commercial use.

The Argus: The building is of 'poor' standard

Lewis and Co planning, on behalf of the applicants for the development, said: "The proposed building will introduce new high quality office space at the ground floor, resulting in an increase in employment opportunities on the site, whist the upper floors will provide a modest but useful contribution towards housing land supply – at a time when the council is facing a major shortfall in the amount of housing that it needs.

The Argus: The existing building is no longer suitable for commercial use

"The scheme will improve the character and appearance of the area, and the flats will provide for a good standard of accommodation, and will preserve the amenities of the surrounding area."

There will be three car parking spaces at the front of the premises, as well as cycle parking.

It is not known when work at the site will begin.