PLANNERS will see for themselves the site of a proposed slurry store the size of an Olympic swimming pool.
The scheme would see a pit dug into the ground with a 26-feet-high lip and a four-feet-high fence around it.
Some 26 residents contacted the council with concerns including odours, noise and child safety.
Dr Brendan Davies lives near the slurry store proposed by farmer David Ball and said he understood the need for it because he was from a farming background.
“There has never been a slurry store at this site. The pit is larger than an Olympic sized swimming pool, open-topped and will be top filled preventing a crust being formed. It will contain waste that experts suggest should not be mixed due to the production of harmful gases.
“It is 34 metres from our drive, 75 metres from our house but 800 metres from his farm. This will expose us to excessive harmful noxious gases on a near daily basis. Being so close even with a two-metre fence it be a magnet to our children. It is visible from our home and especially one of the children’s bedrooms and a playroom.”
Agent Bill Parry said most of the land on the farm was physically unsuitable for the pit.
“It is a topographically difficult farm. There are very few places the slurry pit could be built.
“I would remind councillors there’s an existing permission to build a slurry store slightly closer to (the) cottage, granted in 2010.”
Fulford ward Councillor Michael Dodson said: “It’s the size and depth of an Olympic swimming pool.”
Proposing a site visit Councillor Geoff Collier said: “If we are not sure about this we ought to go and see the site.”
Councillor Ann Kelly said: “This is a massive slurry pit. We want to have a look so in our own minds we know how near it is to this property and what possible safety hazards there might be.”
Members decided by one vote to visit the site.