By Lisa Meakin

Supermarket giant Asda has come under fire from a neighbour for proposing to build a 10ft (3m) high fence around its Sale petrol station.

The firm submitted plans to Trafford Council to erect a metal grid that would surround a majority of the site.

The green barrier would share a boundary with the The Brooklands Tap pub and a neighbour’s garden.

A Glenthorne Grove resident objected to the scheme, arguing the fence is too high and asked for it to be reduced.

In a letter, he wrote: “Whilst in principal I appreciate the need for a fence I’m concerned, due to its height, it may be intrusive. My boundary hedge is 10ft but I’m concerned that the proposed fence would still be visible from my ground floor window.

“I understand that the manufacturer could provide a 2.4m high fence and, unless there are unjustifiable security concerns, I would support this option.”

Council officers have recommended the application be approved.

A planning document stated: “The overall size, scale and massing of the proposed fence means, whilst relatively high, is mitigated by landscaping at the rear of the site. The fencing would also be partially obscured by a laurel and holly hedge.

“Furthermore, the type of fencing is made of a fine mesh that is not dominant and would allowing almost full visibility through it.”

The statement continued: “It is considered that the development would be acceptable in terms of residential amenity, visual amenity and highway safety. As such, the proposed development is recommended for approval subject to conditions.”

The application will be discussed by Trafford Council’s planning committee on Thursday, June 10.