Demolition for Worthing's old police station

THE go-ahead has been given for the demolition of Worthing's old police station in Union Place.

A revised planning application for the site is still awaited by borough planners.

Two previous applications for an eight-storey building of flats and ground-floor shops have been rejected by the development control committee.

Before building starts, however, the vacant site could be used as a public car park operated by a company other than NCP.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said that negotiations were continuing with the site developer.

The car park would be operated by a specialist company, with a percentage of the income going to the police authority to reduce the ongoing cost of local authority council tax.

A date for the demolition of the building is not yet known.

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