A brand-new home ‘with excellent transport links’ has a 10-foot-high bus stop pole blocking the path to the front door.
Flanked by a short brick wall, the bus stop stands smack in the middle of the entrance to the front garden.
If left unchanged, that means the future owners of the three-storey townhouse on Main Street in Stapenhill, Burton, Staffs., would find themselves mere seconds away from bus numbers 2, 21, and 21E as well as the 22 Burton service.
The three-floor house, which also comes with a garden and a parking space, has gone on the market with John German estate agents for £174,950.
Travel perks aside, prospective buyers have pointed out a few disadvantages to having the bus stop pole blocking the path.
Local resident Jane Evans, 23, said: ‘I’m renting with my boyfriend at the moment, and we’re desperate to buy our first home together.
‘I saw this house go up for sale and told my boyfriend it was perfect all except for the bus stop in the middle of the path.
‘He thought I was joking until he saw it for himself. He actually gets the bus to work, so I told him he had no excuse for being late.
‘The house particulars even said it had excellent transport links. I suppose that’s bang on.
‘It is daft though, if we had kids I’d have to leave the pushchair on the pavement.’
People who’ve seen the property on social media have also taken umbrage with the placement of the bus stop pole, with one commenting: ‘Brains? Planning? Communication? Waste of money.’
Another joked: ‘Typical, you wait ages for a new housing development and then this comes along…’
Another rightly pointed out an accessibility issue, writing: ‘Hope nobody is in a wheelchair. They’d be screwed.’
Bus firm Midland Classic has said the bus stop sign was placed in the pavement before the constriction of the new homes.
Staffordshire County Council said the developer was being asked to ‘relocate the bus stop as soon as possible’.
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