lodges objection over plans for Highbridge convenience store
councillors have this week expressed concerns at plans for a proposed
new convenience store in Highbridge.
new grocery store is earmarked for land at the junction of Morland
Road and Burnham Road on the former Morlands Industrial Park.
councillors on the Burnham and Highbridge Planning Applications
Committee reviewed the plans at a meeting this week and raised a
formal objection over proposed early morning deliveries to "safeguard
deliveries would go ahead from 7am-11pm on weekdays and 8am-9pm
at weekends, but the store also wants to make early morning deliveries
of newspapers and magazines outside of these times.
Louise Parkin said: "I am completely against this - it is a
residential area. I object on the grounds of supporting the nearby
residents from potential noise and disturbance early in the morning."
Town Clerk Lorna Williams said the council is trying to find out
the times of the early morning deliveries, which were not specified
in the application.
John Parkes told the meeting: "The demographic of this area
is that there are lots of young families, so the hours are very
Property Developments Ltd is seeking full planning permission to
build the store. It would have 210 square metres of floor space
and the building would also include first floor accommodation for
a shop manager. There would also be room for 15 parking spaces outside
for a store at the site were initially granted in August 2015, and
this new application refers to a variation of a condition on a previous
District Council is inviting comments on the plans by August 11th.
The planning application number is 11/17/00092.