Homes in Sutton Road Seaford are being advertised for sale by Churchill Retirement Living even though planning permission has not been granted.
Cllr Carolyn Lambert comments: "I am shocked that Churchill are apparently assuming that planning permission will go through and are advertising homes that haven’t even been built yet.
"This proposed site requires the demolition of four substantial detached family homes. It was not put forward as a development site in Lewes District Council’s recent call for sites nor is it in the Neighbourhood Plan as a development site. Other similar developments in the town remain unsold so there is an over-provision of this type of accommodation which will only put added pressure on our GP services."
Cllr Christine Brett adds:
"Churchill’s advertisement of these homes which are still going through the planning process appears to be a cynical attempt to put pressure on Lewes District Council’s Planning Committee in the face of local opposition. They have not answered any of the local concerns raised and are clearly simply trying to steamroller this application through.
"In addition, they are advertising free parking which will only add to congestion on this very busy and dangerous road.
"Cllr Lambert and I continue to urge residents to oppose this opportunistic and unwanted development which will mean the loss of family homes and huge environmental damage."