A former brothel and swingers club run by an ex-policeman could be demolished to make way for luxury homes.

If the plans are accepted, it would be the end of a seedy piece of history for the sleepy village of Scaynes Hill, near Haywards Heath.

On Thursday, Mid Sussex District Council will consider the plans to change the face of Hamshaws in Sloop Lane.

The land was bought last year by Scandia Hus, based in Felcourt Road, Felcourt, East Grinstead, a company which sells timber-frame self-build homes.

Planners will decide whether to demolish all buildings, including the club house, and allow four detached houses, each with a garage.

Derek Dawson, Scandia Hus sales director, said: “We have spent a lot of time negotiating and discussing our plans with local people and they are happy with our plans.

“We have come up with a development which we believe will enhance and improve the area and it’s an exciting project for us.”

Hamshaws, once also known as the Brighton Sun Club and Club Liberty, was the proposed venue for a three-day “sex festival of bliss” for 350 couples in 2006.

But police stopped the event, which was to feature a “Moulin Rude ball” and giant hot tub for 36 people, from going ahead after complaints from neighbours.

Last month, former policeman Brian Sheridan was given a ten-month prison sentence suspended for two years and 40 hours’ community work after police discovered the venue hosted the Pandora’s Party brothel.

Sheridan, 60, from Cobham in Surrey, had pleaded guilty to running a brothel at the club between November 2005 and June 2006.

Pandora’s Party, held on Wednesdays and attended by 60 men, was run by a prostitute who called herself Pandora and paid Sheridan, 60, for the use of the club.

It was uncovered after a neighbour paid private eye Richard Clarke to pose as a new member and gain entry to the club.

A Mid Sussex District Council spokesman said the authority was unable to comment ahead of the planning committee meeting.