Update on Thursday, April 26: Wealden Council decided on April 12 that planning permission was not required.
Plans have been submitted for a building on the Ridgewood Industrial Estate, Uckfield, to be used for the manufacture of bespoke wooden furniture.
The application from Fine Edge Furniture also seeks permission to install general woodworking machinery at unit 9.
A letter accompanying the planning application says there would be no physical changes to the building.
The type of machinery to be installed would include planers, moulder, circular saws, routers, sanders, tenoning machines and a veneer press.
The letter says all the machines are classic traditional hand fed, heavy cast machines. There would be no vibration and the noise would be lower than portable power tools of a similar type.
It adds: “The noise output would be much lower than existing machines currently installed on site.”