A company is appealing against an enforcement notice by council chiefs who claim their use of a unit is causing “unacceptable noise and disturbance”.

Business Mansell Building Solutions had applied for retrospective permission to use the site on Crown Lane for industrial purposes.

As well as this the group wanted to create 12 new car parking spots, storage and loading areas and install a three metre high fence which was meant to be used for acoustic purposes.

The building had previously been used commercially, and is now being used for HGV deliveries, unloading of pre-manufactured steel frames, storage of frames and other materials and loading onto HGVs.

The group made the application in September last year, which was to continue to use it as a B2 use which refers to industrial purposes - which are not permitted in a residential area.

The business also want to add a car park and fence  - this has not been done.

It argued it was not a substantial change.

In a statement agents MacMarshalls Chartered Rural Surveyors & Planning Consultants said: “The building has been on site since the 70s and this proposal does not seek to change it in the amount of layout.

“The creation of car parking, storage and loading areas with installation of 3.1m high fence to eastern site boundary has been designed to be of a similar scale to that of the existing areas and to protect residential amenity.”

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But the council rejected the plans.

A statement from planning officers said: “The B2 use is currently being carried out causing unacceptable noise and disturbance to occupiers of nearby residential properties.

“The applicant's noise assessment is not considered acceptable or sufficient and does not accurately assess the existing background noise level, impacts on neighbouring properties' upper floors or penalty to be applied for the type of noise.

“By reason of noise from manufacturing operations within the building and the loading, unloading and storage of metal parts and products outside the building causing noise and disturbance to occupiers of nearby residential properties.”

An appeal was launched against the council’s rejection for the plans, but this was turned away.

And now a fresh appeal has been launched against the enforcement notice.