Organisers of the Cambridge Rock Festival have faced backlash over “intolerable” noise concerns in their attempt to get permission to hold the annual event.

The company behind the festival, RBF Festivals Limited, has applied to South Cambridgeshire District Council for a licence to hold the four day music festival once a year at Horseheath Lodge Estate in Dean Road, to the east of Linton.

The festival has taken place at the estate before, but was cancelled this year after organisers said they had been asked to change what type of licence to apply for.

The new licence that has been applied for would, if approved, give permission for the event to take place at the estate once a year for a four day period between May 1, and September 30.

The application includes allowing up to 1,500 people to attend – including staff, contractors, and entertainers – and asking for permission to be able to play live music and sell alcohol between 11am and 11pm.

No objections to the plans have been raised by police, the Cambridgeshire County Council highways team, environmental health, the fire service, or trading standards.

However, Linton Parish Council has objected to the application, arguing the festival will cause “severe disturbance to peace and sleep”.

It said: “The risk of noise nuisance and anti-social behaviour will be exacerbated by the provision for overnight camping, when the applicant will not be in a position to control noise or ensure orderly behaviour.”

Concerns were raised by some people living in West Wickham about the noise and impact of the festival.

One person said: “One of our main concerns is in relation to the considerable public nuisance that such an event will cause to residents in the vicinity.

“The extremely loud noise from the music and attendees will be considerable and intolerable. The wind direction is south westerly and this means that the loud noise will be directly carried to our village for a four day period, late into the night.”

In its application, the organiser sets out some of the measures it plans to take to follow the licensing objectives, including around managing noise.

It said: “Stewards will be briefed to monitor any possible criminal/disorderly behaviour. This will be reported to the SIA security team, the head stewards and the appropriate action taken. In extreme circumstances the police will be called.

“Using risk assessments we will ensure all possible mitigation is in place. Steward briefings will highlight any potential issues. Our Nebosh trained officer (safety) and festival organiser will monitor the steward handbook is adhered to.

“Active sound level monitoring will be in place throughout the four day event. All amplified music will cease before 11pm each evening. A hotline for complaints of any nuisance will be in operation throughout the festival.

“We will highlight in our briefings the protection of children, as identified in our steward handbook. Any incidents or concerns involving children will be reported immediately to the SIA security team. All under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult in order to be admitted to the festival. We operate challenge 23 at the bars.”

The district council’s licensing sub-committee will meet next week (Tuesday, July 25), to listen to the different arguments and decide whether to approve the licence.