DEMOLITION work has started on the Heritage Site, in Winden Avenue, Chichester.
The site has stood empty and decaying since 2008, when residents were moved out of social housing to make way for the multi-million pound development.
However, it was announced in September, after five years of delays, that work could finally go ahead on building the 56 affordable homes and 36 for sale on the open market.
The development, owned by Hyde Martlet, has received a £1.9m grant from the Homes and Communities Agency, providing it is completed by March, 2015.
Work has been ongoing in the past few weeks dismantling the derelict homes, but today (November 11), diggers moved in and started demolishing the buildings.