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Aldi given scope to open longer despite Town Council objection

Posted on Tuesday 18th September 2012 at 9:54 am by SH (Editor)

Aldi supermarket in Bradley Stoke, Bristol

The Aldi supermarket in Bradley Stoke has been granted permission for longer “working and delivery hours” despite opposition from the Town Council.

Officers at South Gloucestershire Council have allowed the store to operate for an hour longer on all seven days of the week, overruling an objection from the Town Council’s Planning Committee that this would be “detrimental to the residential amenity of the surrounding area”.

The move was supported by a customer petition organised by Aldi, which attracted 285 signatures. No local residents objected to the application but one wrote to support it on the grounds of flexibility, competitiveness and job creation.

Hours of working at the store will now be limited to 7am – 9pm Monday to Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sundays and Public Holidays, although it is not clear whether this will result in corresponding extensions to opening times (currently 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays and Public Holidays).

Prior to January this year, the Aldi store was forbidden from receiving deliveries on Sundays and Public Holidays, but it successfully applied to have this condition removed. A request to allow early morning “hours of working” (from 6am Monday to Saturday and 8am on Sundays and Public Holidays) was rejected on the grounds that the applicant had “failed to provide enough information in respect of potential noise disruption at very early times in the morning”.

That earlier application for the removal and relaxation of conditions was supported by a 842-name customer petition but opposed by the Town Council and one local resident.

More info: Planning application for later working hours (SGC)

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Town Council at odds with customers over Aldi delivery hours

Posted on Thursday 15th December 2011 at 12:02 pm by SH (Editor)

Aldi supermarket in Bradley Stoke, Bristol

A planning application to extend the permitted working and delivery hours at the Aldi supermarket store in Bradley Stoke has drawn opposing views from local Councillors and the store’s customers.

The store submitted the application after South Gloucestershire Council accused it of operating in breach of two conditions attached to the original planning consent for the site.

Since the planning application was registered on 9th November, the store has collected an 842-name customer petition supporting “the planning application submitted by Aldi for extended delivery hours at this store to enable the freshest products to be available when the store opens every day of the week”.

The Journal understands that the petition was placed at the store’s checkouts between Saturday 12th November and Thursday 24th November, with sales staff inviting customers to register their support.

The completed petition was posted to SGC on Saturday 3rd December (one day after the official end date of the consultation period) and appeared on the Council’s website on Wednesday 7th December.

Members of Bradley Stoke Town Council’s Planning Committee, meeting on 23rd November, took an opposing view and registered an objection on the grounds that “the proposals will be detrimental to the residential amenity of the surrounding area”.

More: No objections from Brackendene residents »

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Aldi store seeks to extend permitted working and delivery hours

Posted on Monday 14th November 2011 at 10:11 am by SH (Editor)

Aldi supermarket in Bradley Stoke, Bristol

The Aldi supermarket group has submitted a planning application to increase the permitted working and delivery hours at its Bradley Stoke store near the Patchway Brook Roundabout.

The move is understood to be in response to an enforcement order issued by South Gloucestershire Council that accuses the store of being in breach of two conditions attached to the original planning consent for the site.

Current planning conditions restrict working and delivery times to 7am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Furthermore, “no deliveries whatsoever” may made to the shop on Sundays or Public Holidays without the prior written consent of the Council.

The new application seeks permission for working and delivery times to be extended to 6am – 8pm on weekdays and Saturdays and 8am – 6pm on Sundays and Public Holidays. The store is also asking for the ban on Sunday deliveries to be lifted.

Opening hours at the store were recently extended to 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday; Sunday hours remain unchanged at 10am to 4pm.

A covering letter submitted with the application justifies the request on the grounds that:

“… greater flexibility is required to fully service the store at Bradley Stoke to ensure the store continues to meet customers’ requirements for fresh produce.”

More: Resident of nearby properties in Ferndene to be consulted »

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Councillors to inspect proposed Domino’s Pizza site

Posted on Tuesday 1st February 2011 at 10:46 pm by GB (Reporter)

Domino's Pizza

South Gloucestershire planners are to visit to the proposed site of a new Domino’s Pizza store this Friday (4th February) at 10:20am following the submission of a planning application to convert a garage in a corner of the car park at Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook Centre.

The application was referred to South Gloucestershire Council’s Development Control (West) Sites Inspection Sub-Committee by Cllr Peter Tyzack in order to “allow members to see the site and consider parking provision, the impact upon neighbouring residential properties and the potential conflict between pedestrians and vehicles”.

Willow Brook Centre garage

Issues that Committee members are being asked to consider include whether or not:

  • The location of the building is appropriate for the proposed use in the context of the Town Centre.
  • The proposed development would result in an unacceptable environmental impact to the detriment of the residential amenity of the occupants of nearby dwellings from noise, smell, litter and disturbance from activity.
  • The proposed development would itself cause or exacerbate anti-social behaviour to the detriment of residential amenity and the amenity of the Town Centre.
  • The proposed development would compromise the car parking capacity in the context of a fully occupied Town Centre; and whether or not the development would compromise pedestrian safety.

Continue reading to find out how the application will be progressed »

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