A STONE landowner who wants to build three houses has been asked to change the layout of one of them.
Cherry Maguire applied for outline planning permission to build two houses fronting Alexandra Street and one off Meaford Avenue.
Planning consent was established in 1984 and Mrs Maguire has renewed it every three years since until last November when she missed the renewal date by a few days because of illness.
Residents raised a 32-name petition objecting to the plans because of concerns about parking and loss of privacy.
Neighbour Tim Davis said one of the properties - plot three -would cause him a loss of privacy.
He said: “It is out of character with the street and it would wall off around a third of our garden.” The application was earmarked for approval subject to conditions including the provision of parking.
Mrs Maguire said: “I understand and accept those conditions, I believe them to be reasonable.”
Ward member Councillor Joyce Farnham said: “There’s no problem whatsoever with the proposal for the two properties fronting Alexandra Street.
"The overriding problem is the impact plot three has on (Mr Davis’ house).”
Her ward colleague Philip Leason proposed the plans should be referred back to Mrs Maguire to see if plot three could be changed.
This was agreed unanimously by Stafford Borough Council’s planning committee.