OBJECTIONS failed to halt a plan for three horticultural polytunnels on land said to be prone to flooding.
The separate applications were put forward by Nantwichbased Easy Tropicals for Green Belt land at Irons Lane, Hollowmoor Heath, Great Barrow.
The company told planning officers at Chester City Council they would be used for growing young plants and also for larger plants which would be delivered two or three times a year to grow on and sell by mail order.
The tunnels, each 28m by 9.2m by 3.65m in height, would cover of 772sq m and would be next to two existing, smaller polytunnels, according to a report.
Neighbours raised concerns about drainage and flooding and argued the surrounding country lanes were not suitable for large vehicles.
It was claimed the existing polytunnels had fallen into disuse and had become “a blight the community has had to live with”.
Others said they were worried about the substantial number of plants which might be moved by HGVs both to and from the site.
Occupiers believed it was unrealistic that only one goods vehicle a day could serve the development. Objections were raised by Barrow Parish Council which pointed out the narrow country lane had no footpath and adjacent properties were occupied by families with young children.
The company said the site would employ four people with two staff driving cars to work and one other vehicle visiting during a normal working day. No HGVs would visit in any circumstances.