Eastbourne College wants to sell its New Field, Upper Carlisle Road, for housing.

The site is a grass playing field, adjacent to a two-storey residential development.

Alternative provision will need to be provided in order to replace and compensate the loss of the existing playing pitch.

The Eastbourne Local Plan says: “Eastbourne College Incorporated is seeking to consolidate their operations around College Field including the potential disposal of some outlying sites in order to fund the development of new and improved educational facilities. Therefore the site may be available for development within the plan period.”