A derelict Northampton garage is going to be demolished to make way for 14 new flats.
The borough council has granted full permission to knock down the empty Discount Tyre & Exhaust workshop in Ruskin Road, off Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe, and build a two-and-a-half storey accommodation block on the site.
The plans, which were fully approved in September, include room for 13 new two-bedroom flats and a one-bed maisonette, with 15 parking spaces and secure bike storage.
Developers Bauhaus Living have three years to demolish the garage and begin construction.
A report from the borough council's planning committee reads: "Whilst it is appreciated that the development would result in the loss of a commercial property (albeit one that has been vacant for some time), it is recognised that this is a non-conforming land use.
"It is considered that the principle of developing the site for residential purposes is considered acceptable."
It comes as part of a borough council quota to build 18,000 new homes by 2029.