A once popular sweet shop that closed over two decades ago is set to be made into part of a home.

The property, on Down Terrace in Brighton, was once home to Goatcher's.

However, this closed in 2001 and the commercial unit at the front of the building has been empty since.

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In plans submitted to Brighton and Hove City Council in January, the proposals suggested turning this commercial unit at the front of the property on the ground floor into a living room.

The current living room, also on the ground floor, would then be used by residents as a dining room.

The rest of the property, which was already used as living quarters, would remain , with the kitchen downstairs and the two bedrooms, study and bathroom upstairs.

No external changes to the building were proposed.

These plans were approved on Monday on the basis that these changes would improve the dwelling as a whole for residents living there.

It was also noted by the council that the shop had been closed for 23 years and had been vacant ever since, with limited opportunity for the retail space to be used by other businesses due to its small size.