object over Highbridge Asda store's 24 hour opening bid
Asda supermarket is seeking permission to open around the clock
on weekdays, concerning nearby residents.
store in Caxton Road has submitted an application to Sedgemoor
District Council to vary the terms of its planning permission
to enable it to extend its opening hours.
The store wants to open 24 hours a day from Monday through to
Saturday and retain its current Sunday opening hours of 10am until
District Council has begun receiving feedback from local
residents before the consultation deadline of November 8th.
Nearby resident Racheal Loud is among several residents who have
lodged objections. "We do not want Asda to have extended
opening hours. All the houses close by have young families and
the noise from Asda's shop and staff already wakes us up. This
is just unfair."
Another resident, Mrs Barr, adds: "I am opposing the planning
entered by Asda for extending their opening times. I have complained
to them before regarding the noise as my house backs directly
onto their car park and was told there is nothing they can do.
If they are allowed to open for those hours, it would just bring
more trouble to Highbridge."