Shop set to be developed despite fears

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New plans have been given the green light to transform a Leyland supermarket.

United Co-operative North West want to improve the front of their store on Moss Side with new signage system outside.

Last week, the council approved the scheme which is part of a plan by the company to develop their stores nationally.

It also includes a new refridgeration plant and also air conditioning unit.

The application was approved despite some concerns about the development.

In his consultation document, Neil Martin who deals with environmental health on South Ribble Council claimed that: ‘There are a number of residential properties immediately above the shop which potentially might be affected by the noise from the refridgeration and air conditioning units .’

It was also claimed that work has already started on the site on installing the units.

‘Ignoring the existing units in the area the combined noise from these units will be 49db at 10. The two closest flats are within this distance and thus with windows open (-10db) the noise level in the flats would be 39db.....

‘These units are likely to operate more during the summer months and during the night when the residents of the flats are more likely to leave their windows open and sit outside the units.

“The World Health Organisation recommends levels of 30db in bedrooms to avoid sleep disturbance and 35db during the day to allow for relaxation.

“The proposed units are likely to breach these levels.

“Therefore for the development to proceed the units should be changed for quieter ones.”

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