Plans for nine homes to be built on a wide grass verge in Queenstock Lane, Buxted, have been approved by Wealden councillors.
The planning application for smaller two and three bedrooms was welcomed at a meeting of Planning Committee North on Thursday.
It was opposed by Buxted Parish Council which said it was overdevelopment of the land and outside the village development boundary. Twelve letters of objection were also received.
No comments on the proposals were received by the planning committee from district councillor for Buxted Toby Illingworth.
A report to the committee said that the conflict with the council’s development plan was “substantially reduced” due to a considerable shortfall in housing land supply.
It also said the development would be in a sustainable location, close to services and facilities, as well as good transport links to larger settlements.
“There would also be a benefit to the local economy during the construction phase and in the longer term new residents could help to support services in the village through an increase in local household spending.”
The report said the site was bound by residential development on three sides and by the railway line on the forty and could be seen as a continuation of the adjoining housing estate.
It was also pointed out that the site was once intended to be developed to provide space for a medical facility and business units, though they never came to fruition. “It was not anticipated that this land would remain free from built development.”