Brighton and Hove city council have received a planning submission from Teckton Student to build a four-storey building comprising of 90 units to accommodate students close to the Falmer University campus.
Two 19th century flint cottages on Station Approach in Falmer will be demolished to make way for the project.
In January 2018 an application two historic England to list the two cottages was rejected on the grounds that they were built after 1840 and were deemed as typical rather than worthy of extra protection.
The council's planning committee decided on February the 6th to give consent for the application to go ahead.
Brighton town councillors had mixed opinions about the development with one describing the proposed structure as ''ugly'' and another saying it would be ''perfect'' for such accommodation.