Supermarket deliveries to go ahead?

PUBLISHED: 12:01 14 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:34 25 May 2010

A SUPERMARKET giant could find out today (Thurs) if it can permanently receive overnight deliveries.

A SUPERMARKET giant could find out today (Thurs) if it can permanently receive overnight deliveries.

Sainsbury's in Worle wants to have goods dropped off at its Queens Way store from 10.30pm-5.30am seven days a week.

The proposals went before North Somerset Council's west area committee in December but councillors decided they needed more time to consider things like how the shop plans to develop in the future and noise prevention measures.

It will now be considered at tonight's meeting instead.

The store's temporary overnight delivery permission for the same hours ran out on December 31 and two letters of objection have been received against the plans.

Those living near the site said they have to put up with unbearable noise from the store's yard but retail bosses say they have now put preventative measures in place to stop that.

The supermarket says in order to serve customers with the freshest products it needs to take in deliveries at night and added that it has been doing that since June without complaint.

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