OBJECTIONS were raised to proposals by the military for advertising close to a collision hot spot in Chester’s green belt.
The application, involving two illuminated signs with a height of 5.5m, has been submitted by the North West Reserve Forces and Cadet Association at the TA Centre, Fox Barracks, Liverpool Road, Moston.
Parish councillors insist the signs would distract motorists at the busy junction.
The county engineer has raised a series of concerns, arguing the detail cannot be safely taken in by drivers.
He said the signs would be too close to the roundabout at the entrance to the Dale camp which has a history of accidents and the illumination would be an added distraction.
The Chester branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England opposes the signs as it believes they are too large and would harm the Green Belt.
Opposite the Dale, the Noden family point out the land is a gateway to the historic city and believe the advertising would appear “grotesque”.
Planning officers feel there is already sufficient signage at the entrance to the TA Centre and the advertising would detract from the character of the area.
Recommending the application be refused, they backed the highway concerns raised by the parish council.
Comments are due with the planning inspectorate in Bristol by Monday, November 10.