Plans by a Midlands haulage company to expand and build on land in Walsall have been delayed after the local council demanded a noise survey was carried out.

PMT Haulage has submitted plans to convert almost 1.4 acres of land in Darlaston into a haulage yard, where vehicles and trailers will be securely parked.

It said eight full-time staff will be created if the application gets the green light – two security guards and six HGV drivers.

The site, which is close to the M6 and A4038, will be used 24 hours a day, with between 10 and 40 lorries or trailers parked on it at its maximum.

PMT’s agents, First City, said the proposal would have no impact on neighbouring tenants and businesses.

The application stated: “The proposed activities will not result in the creation of excess noise or odour and the opening times will not result in any impact on neighbours due to its sustainable location within an employment and industrial area.

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“All lorries and trailers will be reversed into the bay so as to ensure easy and visible exit from the parking bay and from the site.”

But a decision on the haulier’s plans has now been pushed into April after Walsall Council said it wanted more information on noise: “Walsall council has requested a noise survey, hence the applicant has agreed an extension of time to determine the application,” said a council spokesperson.

“The LPA [local planning authority] is allowing the applicant time to address this matter.

“At this stage Walsall Council cannot confirm exact timings.

“Decisions are subject to the findings in the requested report and its consequent review.”

First City did not respond.