Asda says 5am lorries won't make noise worse

Bridgwater Mercury: Asda says 5am lorries won't make noise worse Asda says 5am lorries won't make noise worse

ASDA says lorries going to and from its Bridgwater store from as early as 5am each day will not make noise levels much worse for people in the nearest homes.

The supermarket chain has applied to Sedgemoor District Council to remove a condition which prevents lorry deliveries at its store off East Quay between 11pm-7am.

Asda says the nearest homes, in Church Street, are 60 yards east of the store’s service yard, where the lorries load and unload.

It says it has carried out surveys which suggest noise levels from 5am-7am would only be a few decibels higher with deliveries taking place.

In a statement, Asda said: “We would conclude lorry deliveries between 5am and 7am would have a marginal adverse impact.”

It says the deliveries would be for chilled vehicles and bread lorries.

Asda adds: “The Asda HGV chilled vehicles are to be unloaded fully within the enclosed warehouse area, with the shutter door closed as soon as the vehicle is inside the warehouse and not re-opened until the lorry is ready to leave.”

Do you live near Asda? Do you think this change would affect you? Have your say using the comment form below, or e-mail newsdesk@bridgwatermercury.co.uk or call 01278-727960.

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3:27pm Fri 19 Oct 12

Rabbit1 says...

I have never heard them to be honest
I have never heard them to be honest Rabbit1

4:54pm Fri 19 Oct 12

jackandalfie says...

there is already enough noise from the refuse collection lorry at the front of my house at 5.30 in the morning twice a week collecting from Glanville house without this adding to it. they ought to do there deliveries and collections in normal working hours 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday to give us some peace and quite.
there is already enough noise from the refuse collection lorry at the front of my house at 5.30 in the morning twice a week collecting from Glanville house without this adding to it. they ought to do there deliveries and collections in normal working hours 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday to give us some peace and quite. jackandalfie

5:09pm Fri 19 Oct 12

jimee says...

They make enough noise there now without starting earlier. What is the point of the council having restrictions when they build if a few years down the line they change them. Asda has already ruined that end of town for shoppers so they might as well drive the residents out as well.
They make enough noise there now without starting earlier. What is the point of the council having restrictions when they build if a few years down the line they change them. Asda has already ruined that end of town for shoppers so they might as well drive the residents out as well. jimee

7:54am Sat 20 Oct 12

utd ian says...

jimee - Elaborate how asda have ruined that end of town.
jimee - Elaborate how asda have ruined that end of town. utd ian

9:53pm Sat 20 Oct 12

jimee says...

They just put the final nail into the area as a shopping area. No chance of attracting other shops to open when Asda sell everything...so it leaves shoppers in that area no choice. I know alot of people don't even bother to go to that area including Asda because there is no choice...if you want any quality goods its a trip to Taunton now...and i dont mean Taunton Asda...lol.
They just put the final nail into the area as a shopping area. No chance of attracting other shops to open when Asda sell everything...so it leaves shoppers in that area no choice. I know alot of people don't even bother to go to that area including Asda because there is no choice...if you want any quality goods its a trip to Taunton now...and i dont mean Taunton Asda...lol. jimee

12:49pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Rabbit1 says...

How have asda ruined that end of town?

How many people do Asda employ??

Yes they are cheaper than many shops in Eastover but it's the publics choice to shop there!

Get with the times!
How have asda ruined that end of town? How many people do Asda employ?? Yes they are cheaper than many shops in Eastover but it's the publics choice to shop there! Get with the times! Rabbit1

7:33pm Tue 23 Oct 12

ladyvic says...

Rabbit1 wrote:
How have asda ruined that end of town?

How many people do Asda employ??

Yes they are cheaper than many shops in Eastover but it's the publics choice to shop there!

Get with the times!
Would be better if the post office was down there to though eh??
[quote][p][bold]Rabbit1[/bold] wrote: How have asda ruined that end of town? How many people do Asda employ?? Yes they are cheaper than many shops in Eastover but it's the publics choice to shop there! Get with the times![/p][/quote]Would be better if the post office was down there to though eh?? ladyvic

9:07am Wed 24 Oct 12

Rabbit1 says...

Yes it would it is a central location for everyone in town to visit!

The bus station serves the whole of Bridgwater
Yes it would it is a central location for everyone in town to visit! The bus station serves the whole of Bridgwater Rabbit1

4:22pm Wed 24 Oct 12

jimee says...

No problem then Rabbit if you like supermarkets. Not much use if you want to attract a bit more choice and quality to Bridgwater.
No problem then Rabbit if you like supermarkets. Not much use if you want to attract a bit more choice and quality to Bridgwater. jimee

6:36am Thu 25 Oct 12

lovelysunshinefluffybunny says...

I think tat Sedgemoor County Council should get Marks and Spencer to open a banch in ASDA. Com on Concuil SORT IT OUT
I think tat Sedgemoor County Council should get Marks and Spencer to open a banch in ASDA. Com on Concuil SORT IT OUT lovelysunshinefluffybunny

9:24am Thu 25 Oct 12

Rabbit1 says...

Until the council make Bridgwater a better looking place and improve the road network the word "quality and Bridgwater" do not go together.
Until the council make Bridgwater a better looking place and improve the road network the word "quality and Bridgwater" do not go together. Rabbit1

9:22am Fri 26 Oct 12

Anonymous Me says...

jimee wrote:
No problem then Rabbit if you like supermarkets. Not much use if you want to attract a bit more choice and quality to Bridgwater.
To attract more people to a town/city you NEED the large chain stores and supermarkets (M&S being the prime one here) this will in turn will support the smaller independent businesses in the area. Why do customers prefer Taunton over Bridgwater ? because of the mix and choice it offers.
Of course a little further afield is the likes of Bristol and Exeter, which Taunton can't compare. It is a shame that Bridgwater is at the bottom of this hierachy, with nothing being done to improve it.
[quote][p][bold]jimee[/bold] wrote: No problem then Rabbit if you like supermarkets. Not much use if you want to attract a bit more choice and quality to Bridgwater.[/p][/quote]To attract more people to a town/city you NEED the large chain stores and supermarkets (M&S being the prime one here) this will in turn will support the smaller independent businesses in the area. Why do customers prefer Taunton over Bridgwater ? because of the mix and choice it offers. Of course a little further afield is the likes of Bristol and Exeter, which Taunton can't compare. It is a shame that Bridgwater is at the bottom of this hierachy, with nothing being done to improve it. Anonymous Me

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