A CHESTER man is kicking up a stink about the decision to put a sewage system on his doorstep.
Jim Pennington, 43, says the 'biodisk' system, which has been included as part of the new Halliwell Jones car showroom on Parkgate Road, is six metres from his door despite the fact a city council building inspector said it would have to be at least 15 metres away.
Mr Pennington, who lives on the Welsh Road, said: 'Everyone I've spoken to has said they wouldn't like it outside their home. It could affect the value of my house and my wife Cath is really upset about it. I just want it moving further away.
'This was our dream home and I don't want anything spoiling it for us.'
Klargester, the company that produces the system, advises that it can be safely installed seven metres from any residential property and the managing director of Halliwell Jones denies it will be a problem.
Phillip Jones said: 'We cannot state where we put a biodisk system, it's in the hands of planners and architects and it also has to be approved by the city council.
'Our business employs hundreds of people in the North West and we have a responsibility in the communities in which we operate.
'This project will cost close to £2m and will be an iconic statement in the local area. I am confident any concerns will prove to be unfounded.'
A spokesman for the city council said: 'The council is considering a current planning application which includes a biodisk system, which is a clear water sewage system.
'Our building surveyors are in discussions with the manufacturers to determine whether the proposed location, which is approximately seven metres from a neighbouring property, is acceptable.
The application is likely to be considered at the council planning board on March 2.