THE former Esperance Hospital site in Eastbourne is set to be replaced with 48 new flats.

Planning councillors will meet next Tuesday to make a decision on the land in Hartington Place.

The hospital closed in July 2019 after it was rated ‘Requires Improvement’ by the CQC.

There have been 11 letters of objection

The plan is for 30 one-bed units, 16 two-bed units and 2 three-bed units.

Planning officers are advising that the plans should go ahead subject to certain conditions.