Work will begin on building a Premier Inn on the site of the old Magistrates’ Court in Lewes in the early summer, according to developer Quora.
A spokesperson for Quora said: “Following the committee resolution in December, Quora has worked hard with the SDNPA to ensure the legal agreement has been signed which enabled the planning permission to be issued on February 2.
“Quora will now be completing its purchase of the site from the Ministry of Justice.
“We intend to hold our first Community Liaison Group meeting shortly and start the site preparation to allow site works to commence in the early summer.
“We are delighted that now the planning permission has been issued it is full steam ahead for our proposals.”
The development in Friars Walk will include a 59 bedroom hotel and shops.