Supermarket plans next move

BOSSES at a national supermarket chain say they are disappointed with a decision to turn down their planning application and are considering their next move.

BOSSES at a national supermarket chain say they are disappointed with a decision to turn down their planning application and are considering their next move.

Sainsbury's in Worle wanted North Somerset Council to allow it to receive deliveries on Sundays and bank holidays from 9am-5.30pm.

Last month the application was referred to North Somerset Council's planning and regulatory committee which decides on controversial proposals and it was turned down.

This week Sainsbury's released a statement saying: "We want to make sure our customers in Worle have access to fresh and tasty products, every day of the week.


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"In reality, this can only be achieved if we receive a daily delivery of goods.

"Sainsbury's is disappointed with the decision, especially since it had a constructive meeting with local residents last month, in which both parties identified practical measures for limiting disturbance.

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"We are considering the committee's decision."

In March North Somerset Council turned down another application by Sainsbury's when the supermarket giant wanted to start receiving deliveries early on a Sunday morning and for an extra hour each day in the week, for another hour on weekday mornings between 5-6.30am.

Sainsbury's is currently appealing against the first refusal and is still awaiting news from the planning inspectorate.

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