Wait over supermarket protest

PEOPLE in Worle are crossing their fingers that a supermarket giant fails in its bid to permanently extend its delivery hours, according to a worried resident. Sainsbury's wants North Somerset Council to allow it to deliver on a Sunday between 8am-5pm and

PEOPLE in Worle are crossing their fingers that a supermarket giant fails in its bid to permanently extend its delivery hours, according to a worried resident.Sainsbury's wants North Somerset Council to allow it to deliver on a Sunday between 8am-5pm and grant it permission to have an extra delivery between 5-6.30am from Monday to Saturday.But councillors have been approached by residents in Marlborough Drive and Appletree Court, who are concerned about noise levels.Previously, Sainsbury's had successfully applied for the same extended delivery conditions over a six-month trial period. Permission ran out last December.Norman Punter, whose bungalow in Marlborough Drive backs onto part of the Sainsbury's site at the North Worle District Centre, says he speaks on behalf of a number of residents in his neighbourhood. He said: "A total of 26 residents signed a petition last year to try to stop Sainsbury's getting temporary permission to extend its delivery hours."We can hear engines running in the early hours of the morning and the roll cages being pushed around all day long. It has woken me at all hours."We do not want these conditions to become permanent."Councillor Andy Wright has called the application in to be considered by North Somerset Council's west area committee next month.A Sainsbury's spokesman said: "We are committed to delivering a great service to our customers and we look forward to learning the council's decision as to whether this application has been granted.


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