Plans have been submitted to demolish "underused" residential garages and replace them with homes.

The single-storey building to the rear of a number of properties in Wilbury Road, Hove, could be replaced with three new two-bedroom houses.

Two of these would be semi-detached homes and one would be a detached house.

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Along with the two-storey properties, there would also be gardens and a storage space for bikes.

The homes would be a "car-free" development with no parking spaces for residents.

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The loss of the garages would also take away the 14 existing parking spaces at the site, however two existing storage spaces for Wilbury Road residents would be retained according to the plans submitted to Brighton and Hove City Council.

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ABIR Architects said, on behalf of the applicant, that the homes would have a "modern appearance" and would be built to a "high design standard".

They also argued that the homes offer "a valuable opportunity for much-needed family housing in the city".

A final decision on whether to approve the plans is set to be made by May 28.