A CHEMICAL manufacturer has applied to boost the amount of toxic material it stores yards from a children's nursery.
Oakmere Technical Services, Pool Bank Business Park, High Street, Tarvin, has permission to store some hazardous substances but wants to store up to 1,000 tonnes of environmentally hazardous material and 300 tonnes of toxic material.
Increased safety measures would also be introduced.
Chester City Council planning officer Rob Charnley said: 'Oakmere applied for permission to increase the amount of waste by 100 tonnes but reduce the level of risk.'
According to Oakmere's website, the company manufactures industrial grade creosote and DIY grade creosote, termite killer, shed and fence preservatives and light oil solvent blends.
Oakmere managing director George Molineux said: 'We are applying for planning consent to suit the local authority. We are not changing what we are doing.'
Pear Tree Day Nursery is also based on Poole Bank Business Park. Manager Christine
Lovelady said: 'It's been there for quite a long time and they've always done the same thing. There's never been any problems.'
Tarvin Parish Council discussed the application at a meeting on Monday but raised no objections.
About 20 residents attended and said they hadn't received any communication from Oakmere Technical Services concerning the application.