PLANNERS have approved the building a new house in Walton - despite residents’ fears over the “dangerous" road.
Stephen Byers' application for the house, on land at the back of the Old Vicarage, Walton on the Hill, prompted 17 letters of objection and three petitions.
Residents felt it would impact on the character of School Lane, increase traffic and be a danger.
Objector Colin Rich told a meeting of Stafford Borough Council's planning committee: "Traffic coming onto this bend from the Old Vicarage has already increased.
“The proposed new house would generate even more traffic having in all probability two more cars."
Speaking for the plans Mrs Byers said the borough conservation officer and the highways authority had not objected.
"The site lies within a sustainable location where the principle of development is considered to be acceptable," she said.
Ward councillor Frank Finlay said: "The entrance is not in a good position. There are cars going round there most of the day."
His ward colleague Rob Stephens said: "The new access and drive from School Lane would be at the heart of the historic core of the village and wholly within the conservation area."
But planning manager Jon Holmes said: "The conservation area is not a preservation area. We have to take into account the impact but it doesn't automatically make something inappropriate.
Councillor Anne Edgeller said it was a narrow road: "It's dangerous, dangerous dangerous, and I can't believe highways say it's not," she said.