Sainsbury's appeal latest

SUPERMARKET bosses expect to wait weeks to hear a decision over controversial delivery hours.

SUPERMARKET bosses expect to wait weeks to hear a decision over controversial delivery hours.

Earlier this month Sainsbury's planning appeal was held at the Winter Gardens in Weston.

In March, North Somerset Council said it would not allow the store in Queens Way, Worle, to receive goods on Sundays between 8am-5pm and to have an additional delivery between the hours of 5-6.30am Monday to Saturday.

Then in May, another application to have extended delivery hours on Sunday and bank holidays from 9am-5.30pm was turned down as well.


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This week, a spokesman for the supermarket giant said planning appeals like the Sainsbury's one, normally take around four to six weeks to conclude. However, it is still unclear how long everyone will have to wait for a decision to be made.

White Young Green planning consultants, which is acting on behalf of the supermarket giant at the hearing, says Sainsbury's wants to implement measures to minimise the impact of noise on residents.

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Representatives said at the hearing that they would include better signage and tell drivers to turn off their lorry's refrigeration units when approaching the site.

Planning inspector Edward Simpson took interested parties on a site visit to the Worle store to help make his decision.

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