A bar venue with a dance floor will be turned into flats.

Plans submitted to Hastings Borough Council by Pump House Designs, on behalf of Falconer and Abbas Bostanabad, to turn the former Crowley's bar in Havelock Road, Hastings, partly into housing were approved on June 6.

This means the ground floor bar area will become a commercial unit and the first-floor space, which was used as a dance floor with its very own stage, will become two separate flats.

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These will each have one bedroom, an open-plan kitchen and living room area and bathroom facilities.

Residents will also have access to a shared bike storage space, however there will be no outdoor area for them to use.

According to the plans, the building first opened as the Old Golden Cross public house in 1857.

It was most recently Crowley's Bar before it closed last year, and has been left vacant since.

The Victorian building, which is four storeys high, has also been described as being of "historical significance", however the developers have said this will not be impacted as no external changes will be needed. 

Building works can not go ahead until a construction method statement has been approved by the council.