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Aldi wants 24-hour deliveries six days a week at this store in North Staffordshire

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Discount supermarket chain Aldi is applying for ‘unlimited’ delivery times at its Kidgsrove store six days a week. The retailer also wants to expand the hours during which deliveries can be made on Sundays.

Currently, deliveries to the Liverpool Road store can only take place between 7am and 9pm, Monday to Saturday, and 9am to 6pm on Sundays. Aldi has applied to Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council to vary the terms of the store’s planning permission.

The supermarket offers 24-hour delivery hours Monday through Saturday, with extended hours from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays. The application states in a noise impact assessment report that it is “unlikely to cause a significant negative noise impact” on local residents.

The planning statement adds: “The following measures will be taken to minimize the audible impact of delivery activity generated outside of store hours – delivery drivers will switch off the vehicle’s refrigeration units and engine during the loading and unloading process, delivery drivers will switching off the vehicle’s refrigeration units and engine during the loading and unloading process. reversing warning signals, loading and unloading only takes place within the designated delivery platform.

“The delivery port uses a delivery ramp, a sheltered canopy and a dock leveler to reduce external noise during deliveries. This process effectively allows loading and unloading to take place only within the building, reducing the extent to which the noise on nearby locations can be heard is significantly reduced.” receptors.

“The Aldi store receives an average of three to four deliveries per day, as well as daily deliveries of milk, bread and fresh produce from local suppliers, usually using a medium-sized truck.” It concludes: “Having considered the findings of the Noise Impact Assessment, we conclude that none of the proposed changes would create any conflict with local or national policy and that the proposed operations would continue to preserve residential facilities and living conditions.”

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