A new attempt has been made to replace former tennis courts in Bognor Regis with housing.
Mr D Skinner has asked Arun District Council to approve his latest plan for three terraced dwellings on the site next to the Grade II-listed Royal Norfolk Hotel.
He withdrew his previous application for the site before the council had made a decision about it. An earlier plan was rejected in 2016.
Mr Skinner’s planning agent, Adrian Hoy, said in a statement: “The site represents an unkempt and overgrown eyesore in the heart of the conservation area and in close proximity to a prominent listed building.”
The area, off Aldwick Road, was formerly tennis courts after an original use of a kitchen garden.
Mr Hoy stated the latest plan overcame the main reason for not allowing development in the past of harming the hotel’s setting and the character of The Steyne and Waterloo Square conservation area.
Careful thought had been given to the siting, design, layout and scale of the new housing as well as the sensitivity of the site.