Aldi store's bid for unrestricted delivery times is rejected
bid by Aldi to introduce unrestricted delivery hours at its planned
Highbridge supermarket has been turned down by town councillors
this week amid concern that it would lead to night-time noise for
proposals for a new 1,804 square metre store in Bennett Road, at
the northern end of the Isleport Industrial Park, were
given a 'green light' by Sedgemoor District Council in May, as reported
here. The store is due to open in 2018.
condition placed on the supermarket requests that deliveries are
only allowed between the hours of 6am and 11pm to "safeguard
residents from noise and disturbance."
Aldi wants the condition lifted to enable unrestricted delivery
times around the clock.
Louise Parkin said at Wednesday's Planning Applications Committee
meeting: "I thoroughly object to changing the condition - we
should keep the hours as they are."
John Parkes said: "We have to be consistent - similar delivery
restrictions are in place at other local supermarkets."
Peter Burridge-Clayton agreed: "It would upset residents -
and possibly Travelodge visitors too," referring to a separate
planning application to build a new Travelodge hotel next to the
councillors decided to object against Aldi's request, although a
final decision rests with Sedgemoor District Council.
new Highbridge Aldi store is set to create 14 full-time jobs and
26 part-time jobs when it opens its doors next year.
Top, an artist's drawing of how the new Highbridge store will look