A former residential care home in Clacton looks set to become four self-contained flats.
Tendring District Council (TDC) has approved the scheme for Universal Property Services Ltd in Church Road.
It involves a part demolition of an existing rear extension to the semi-detached property and putting doors and windows into the side elevation.
The garden will become a communal area with parking for bikes while there will be two car parking spaces and a bin store at the front.
There were no objections from Essex County Council as the highways authority and TDC considered it to be a sustainable conversion of a brownfield site.
There was one objection from a neighbour who felt that the building should remain a care home or a family home rather than flats.