'Greedy' supermarket refused early delivery
AN ATTEMPT by a supermarket giant to extend its delivery times has been branded as 'greedy' by councillors. Sainsbury's proposal to start delivering early on a Sunday morning and for an extra hour each day in the week at its store in Worle, has angered sc
AN ATTEMPT by a supermarket giant to extend its delivery times has been branded as 'greedy' by councillors.Sainsbury's proposal to start delivering early on a Sunday morning and for an extra hour each day in the week at its store in Worle, has angered scores of residents.North Somerset councillors said the company's wish to deliver as early as 8am on a Sunday was an insult to residents' right to a lie-in on the weekend.A planning application for the extension was turned down at last week's planning and regulatory committee, after a petition signed by 36 residents was submitted to the authority.Councillor Elfan Ap Rees said: "When people buy houses by a train track and complain about the noise I tell them they shouldn't have bought a house by a railway line."But when these people bought a house next to a supermarket they could reasonably expect to be able to have a lie in."If someone drove a lorry past my house at 8am on a Sunday then I would throw a brick through the window."What Sainsbury's is asking for is greedy. We need to consider the impact on the living conditions of the neighbours."A representative from the firm spoke before the meeting and said people wanted to be able to buy food early on a Sunday because of the 24-hour convenience culture.Sainsbury's also wanted to be able to deliver for an extra hour on weekday mornings between 5 and 6.30am.