Plans to remove a controversial round window have been submitted.

Boutique owner Ali Mughal caused a storm when she replaced the square front window in her Brighton shop with a round one.

Her clothes shop, Acacia, is in Gloucester Road, in the middle of the North Laine conservation area, and her window broke planning rules.

Brighton and Hove City Council ordered Mrs Mughal to remove it in January last year.

She appealed and many shoppers and fellow traders backed Mrs Mughal in her fight to keep the feature.

It was also feared the cumulative costs of installing the window, removing it and paying legal fees could sink the Acacia business.

Mrs Mughal submitted an application to revert back to a rectangular window but with a round frame inside but the council refused it in April last year.

Mrs Mughal"s landlord has now submitted a plan for a window matching the original.

Mrs Mughal said: "It is sad the council hasn"t got the foresight to recognise a beautiful building.

"I"m at the end of my tether."

Mrs Mughal said the council and the residents who complained were not doing themselves any favours.

She said: "At a time when the North Laine is struggling from a business point of view, the council should be supporting small traders."