An old bungalow could be demolished and replaced with three luxury new homes.

Properties with cinema rooms and spas could be built on the site in  Ainsworth Avenue, Ovingdean,  if plans are approved.

Each one would have leisure facilities on the basement floor including a cinema room, gym equipment and a sauna.

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The ground floors would have a kitchen, sitting room and dining room, with the bedrooms all on the top floor. 

Each have patio space, lawns, a terrace, a balcony with views of the sea, their own driveways and individual garages.

The homes would each have a cinema room (Image: Hampson Architects)

Wilbury Planning, on behalf of the applicant, said the homes would be built for families and would help meet some of the housing needs in the area.

It said the location was chosen as the new homes would make best use of the site, which is currently home to a deteriorating bungalow.

A spokesman for Wilbury Planning said: "The existing bungalow and detached garage has no architectural merit and is in poor condition with damp issues, sub-standard insulation and sound proofing and low energy efficiency.

"The intention of the applicant is to ensure the most efficient and effective use of this windfall site through its development to provide three dwellings which in turn will enhance the local area and deliver housing for which there is an acute demonstrated need."

The proposals say the homes would be of "high-quality design" and fit in with surrounding properties.

The homes are expected to have "no identifiable adverse impacts" on the area or on surrounding traffic conditions, especially as the development is near good public transport links.

A consultation on the plans is under way and will last until July 24.

Brighton and Hove City Council will decide whether to approve the plans by August 26.