Retrospective planning consent was sought for the change of use from a storage building into a part B8 use part B2 use industrial unit within a rural planning policy location in Cheshire.

A recommendation for refusal was proposed to the Planning Committee, by the Planning Department due to perceived noise issues, having received strong objections from the Environmental Health Department and local residents. The Environmental Health Department required a significant and unviable scheme of noise mitigation. We successfully negotiated and persuaded the Committee that the application should be approved as the noise issues were not significantly different than could already be expected and were not significantly louder than the background noise and permission was granted accordingly.