A football club in Fazeley has been given permission to keep a car park, despite opposition from residents living nearby.
Coton Green had sought retrospective planning permission from Lichfield District Council for a temporary 30-space facility at its New Mill Lane ground.
People living nearby had criticised the expanded car park, with one objector saying it would create a dangerous situation on the access road to the home of the Midland Football League club.
“We would argue that it will increase vehicle volume to an unacceptable level and increase the risk of accidents due to site access being via a narrow, unlit lane,” one resident said. “Access to the football club is smaller than most drives and the site is already over-developed in relation to access roads.”
Much of the criticism had been about the lighting of the car park.
One local resident said in a statement: “We strongly object to the extra lights in place to illuminate the car park. They are at such an angle and strength that they shine into our lounge and kitchen.
“We invite any member of the council to visit our home on a match night and explain to us how they can possibly be considered acceptable.”
Lichfield District Council’s planning chiefs have granted permission for the car park, but insisted that “no permanent illumination” should be used on the car park.
Full details of the new car park and the decision notice can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.