RESUBMITTED plans for two detached homes on part of the car park of a village pub led to protests from councillors and neighbours.
The application was made by Mr J Miller at The Golden Lion, Church Road, Ashton Hayes.
The car park is surrounded by residential properties according to borough planners.
The village is within the borough’s green belt and the pub is in the Ashton Hayes Conservation Area.
Mr Miller was proposing two detached three bedroom two-storey dwellings which would face Church Road.
Ashton Hayes Parish Council objected and believed the new build would have a detrimental effect.
Parish councillors also felt it had the potential to affect the economic viability of the pub in the long term due to lack of parking.
Conservation officers suggested the resubmission was a significantly better design than a previous application and believed it could be approved.
Gowy ward councillor Eleanor Johnson (Con) objected and planners said they had a number of objections from local residents.
Recommending refusal, planners said the new build was unacceptable in terms of residential amenity due to the loss of light and outlook. The borough council agreed the plans should be rejected.