Empty offices in a town centre could be turned into flats.

The two-storey building in Brighton Road, Crawley, has been given prior approval by Crawley Borough Council to be converted into eight homes.

These flats would each have one bedroom, one bathroom and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining room space.

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JNA Architects, on behalf of applicant Paul Kalia for The Grange Hotel, said there will be four flats on the ground floor and four on the first floor.

The residents would have access to six car parking spaces outside, with three charging points for electric vehicles.

There will also be cycle parking for eight bikes.

JNA Architects also said that the proposed development will have no effect on public transport.

A spokesman for the company said: "It will benefit from the existing public transport due to the proximity of bus stops on the Brighton Road and surrounding area and Crawley train station."

The plans were granted prior approval by the council on May 9.