Sainsbury's planning sage goes on

THE saga over a controversial planning application is set to rumble on for a while yet.

THE saga over a controversial planning application is set to rumble on for a while yet.

Sainsbury's in Worle wants North Somerset Council to allow it to receive deliveries on Sundays and bank holidays from 9am-5.30pm but the proposals have been met with objection from several people living near the Queens Way store.

The application went before North Somerset Council's west area committee last week for consideration.

But Councillor Roz Willis exercised her right as chairman to refer the matter on to North Somerset Council's planning and regulatory committee.

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Other members had expressed concerns during the meeting over the effect the proposals would have on the living conditions of nearby residents.

It has been recommended to the planning and regulatory committee that the application is refused. No date has been confirmed for the meeting.

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In March North Somerset Council refused to let Sainsbury's start receiving deliveries early on a Sunday morning and for an extra hour each day in the week.

Supermarket bosses also wanted to be able to deliver for an extra hour on weekday mornings between 5-6.30am but that was turned down as well.

Sainsbury's is currently appealing against the decision but in the meantime has submitted the extra application. The firm cannot confirm which would be the preferred option.

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