Melton Council officers to assess noise level before approving Long Clawson Dairy expansion plans

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Householders’ fears about increased noise from vehicles if new buildings are constructed at Long Clawson Dairy are to be looked into before planning permission is approved.

The dairy had applied to Melton Council for planning consent to build a new cheese packing building and extended cold store facility, a new milk reception and milk offload area, an extension to the marshalling yard area and removal of a section of landscaped bund.

Some residents living on Hickling Lane, down wind of the dairy site, raised concerns about additional noise from vehicles.

Melton Council planning officer Jennifer Wallace told the authority’s planning committee on Thursday that background noise levels to the north hadn’t been assessed, though councillors were told there would be no additional vehicle movements on the site if the dairy’s application was approved.

The committee agreed to delegate to officers to permit the scheme, subject to conditions, once further noise assessment work had been carried out.