New homes plan in Worthing

PLANS for 14 new homes on the former Reps Health Studio site in Grafton Road have been submitted for approval by Worthing Borough Council.

Part of the listed, mid-Victorian buildings complex will be demolished, and the remainder converted into one two-bedroom flat, two one-bedroom flats, and six studio flats.

The rest of the scheme will consist of two-bedroom town houses and one-bedroom flats.

A planning submission says the existing building presents a “strong, architectural composition and form”, and any attempt to strike a “distinctly modernistic form would be visually disruptive and inappropriate”.

Permission for a health club on the site was granted in 1987, but Reps closed last year because of unsustainable overheads.