Plans have been submitted to build a pair of semi-detached homes on land in Buxted currently used to store gas bottles and as parking for employees and visitors to the George Rose shop on High Street.
The shop has recently been reduced in size and a servicing centre has been closed. It is now used as a small office and shop for the purchase of small bottle gas cylinders.
A former workshop and store on the site has planning permission to be converted into two flats.
Documents submitted with the latest planning application say the site for the proposed houses can be accessed from Queenstock Lane and “can easily provide parking and turning for ten cars at the front of the proposed dwellings”.
New brick walls and wrought iron gates would be provided with ramped access to and into the dwellings from the parking area.
A planning statement says: “It will be seen from the submitted design that the site can accommodate a pair of semi-detached dwellings with four bedrooms at first floor level.
“Fenced gardens will be provided at the rear of the buildings.”
The planning statement adds that the generation of vehicle movements arising from the development can be set off against the traffic movements which will reduce as a result of the cessation of business relating to the George Rose Ltd hire contracts.
The plans are a re-submission of an earlier application but with a reduced site area as a result of a revised southern boundary and an amended parking layout, along with revisions to a bin store and cycle store.