inacoustic were commissioned by Lidl UK, to undertake a noise assessment for their new branch at Daniels Lane, St Austell. This was to ensure the new store would be compliant with the requirements of the Local Planning Authority.
As part of the application we undertook a detailed background noise survey representative of a typical weekend period, to determine the existing baseline noise conditions.
We assessed the suitability of the development, with regards to the plant and delivery noise emissions, in accordance with BS4142:2014.
We found that any deliveries and/or emissions from the mechanical plant were likely to have a low impact and therefore be indistinguishable against the existing background sound level. As a result of this conclusion, inacoustic recommended that noise should not be a constraint to the planning approval of the new Lidl UK store.