Acoustic fencing will be built around the loading bay of a new supermarket to reduce noise from goods deliveries - if the planning application goes ahead.

Supermarket Booths, which has 26 stores in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and Cheshire, wants to build a new site and car park on an industrial estate in Milnthorpe, the Westmorland Gazette reports.

Members of South Lakeland District Council, who will discuss the proposal tomorrow (Thursday 27th January), have been recommended to approve it, as long as certain conditions are met.

These include installing sound proof fencing around the proposed delivery area, a restriction on the store's opening hours and putting a construction management scheme in place.

There has been some opposition to the plan, with 103 letters of objection submitted to the council. Reasons cited include the effect the new supermarket will have on existing stores.

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