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A SUPERMARKET giant which was prevented from changing its delivery hours has submitted another planning application. Earlier this year North Somerset Council refused to let Sainsbury's in Worle start delivering early on a Sunday morning and for an extra h

A SUPERMARKET giant which was prevented from changing its delivery hours has submitted another planning application.Earlier this year North Somerset Council refused to let Sainsbury's in Worle start delivering 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 appealing against the decision but this week, in the meantime, it submitted another application to allow deliveries on Sundays and bank holidays from 9am-5.30pm.The company has written to local residents to ask to meet with them to discuss the new application.One resident, Norman Punter, of Marlborough Drive, whose property backs onto Sainsbury's yard, has now written to North Somerset council to express concern over the new application.He said: "It puzzles me how this application can be submitted while a previous one has been refused and Sainsbury's is awaiting the outcome of the appeal."Before re-submitting this application it would have made more sense to get some planning experts in to see what alterations are feasible to prevent the noise nuisance disturbing nearby neighbours."A Sainsbury's spokesman was unavailable to comment or to confirm whether the new planning application is replacing the original one which is the subject of the ongoing appeal.Anyone who wants to comment on the current application can email dccomments@n-somerset.gov.uk or write to Development and Environment Directive, PO Box 143, Somerset House, Oxford Street, Weston, BS23 1TG.


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