A SEX toy company is making too much noise at night, its neighbours say.

Lovehoney is applying for retrospective planning permission for four heat pumps on its warehouse on Locksbrook Road, Bath but — as first reported by the Bath Echo — locals say they are making too much noise.

The sex toy warehouse is largely surrounded by residential streets.

A noise impact assessment submitted with the retrospective planning application said: “It is understood that some of the surrounding residential properties have complained to Bath and North East Somerset Council about the level of noise.”

The heat pumps have been switching on at 4am every day and are 16 decibels louder than background noise, the assessment said. It said Lovehoney should house the “offending units” in acoustic enclosures.

In the retrospective application, Lovehoney said: “The units are standalone government approved air source heat pump, this has been installed to reduce both our energy consumption and carbon footprint.

“This has also been done to make Lovehoney a more sustainable company. By doing this we have removed gas consumption not to use fossil fuels anymore.”

Lovehoney sells sex toys, lingerie and other sexual wellness products online.

It was founded in Bath in 2002, operating from founder Richard Longhurst’s bedroom.

The company quickly generated a buzz and moved into a warehouse the next year. It has won numerous awards including a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2021.