One of Worthing's biggest employers has been given permission to build new headquarters in the town.

B&W Loudspeakers says plans to centralise all of its operations on a new site at the East Worthing Trading Estate will improve efficiency.

About 400 workers currently working from four sites across Worthing and Lancing will be based at the new HQ.

A Worthing Council planning committee has given the proposals the go-ahead on the grounds that a detailed study is carried out into how roads in the area will be affected by the changes.

The route between the new site and the A259 Brighton Road takes in several residential streets, used by thousands of vehicles every week.

Residents say no expansion or development should be allowed in the area until a new access road between the trading estate and the A27 to the north is built to relieve the pressure.

Worthing mayor Ann Lynn said: "The company is a major employer in Worthing and needs to be supported.

"Moving to the new site will help improve B&W Loudspeakers' efficiency, which, in the long term, will give the town's economy a much-needed boost."