Planners threaten action against supermarket

A SUPERMARKET giant is being threatened with enforcement action for breaching planning regulations. Sainsbury's in Worle wanted to start delivering early on a Sunday morning and for an extra hour each day in the week, but North Somerset councillors turned

A SUPERMARKET giant is being threatened with enforcement action for breaching planning regulations.Sainsbury's in Worle wanted to start delivering early on a Sunday morning and for an extra hour each day in the week, but North Somerset councillors turned down the application.Supermarket bosses confirmed two weeks ago that they intended to fight the decision.But now the local authority's senior planning officer, Andrew Stevenson, has written to the supermarket's agent, White Young Green in Bristol, threatening enforcement action. Mr Stevenson says at the moment the supermarket is not allowed to deliver before 6.30am on weekdays and Saturdays or after 10pm on weekdays on Saturdays. He also says in his letter they are also prohibited from delivering on Sundays or bank holidays at all.In his letter to White Young Green Mr Stevenson says these conditions have 'repeatedly been breached over recent weeks, including deliveries over the Easter bank holiday'.The Government's planning inspectorate has written to the local authority to confirm that Sainsbury's appeal is valid and a hearing will be held on an unconfirmed date.

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