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Have your say on changes to Tesco Northgate planning conditions
DELIVERIES to the proposed Tesco store in Northgate could start from as early as 6am – if the supermarket is allowed to tweak its planning conditions.
An original requirement prevents deliveries to and from the new store between 11pm and 7am, but the supermarket is now proposing extending those hours to 11pm and 6am.
Tesco says an additional noise assessment has revealed there would be no “significant benefit” in noise terms to preventing deliveries to the store between 6am and 7am.
The change is one of four amendments, supported by two newly submitted documents, including the noise assessment, which can be viewed on Sedgemoor’s planning website.
In a letter to Sedgemoor District Council, the agent compiling the planning documents on behalf of Tesco, DPP, said: “Unfortunately, a number of the suggested conditions imposed restrictions which would hinder the operation of the store and, if retained, would mean the store would not be able to meet customer needs.”
The other submitted document, a Draft Service Management Plan, estimated there could be between six and ten deliveries per day at the Northgate store, with a weekly total of around 54.
The letter added: “The proposed amended conditions respect the reasons for the imposition of the suggested conditions and the further survey work and modelling has shown that they will not negatively impact on the noise environment.
“Tesco wish to ensure the Northgate store meets the needs of the residents of Bridgwater.”
Comments on the amendments, relating to planning considerations, should be submitted in writing by September 10.
The earliest decision date is listed as September 11, but, since decisions on large applications like the Tesco store are expected to take some time, letters submitted after that date will also be considered.
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