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Colne residents in talks over Sainsbury’s store disturbance
10:31am Wednesday 15th August 2012 in News
PLANS for peace talks between ‘sleepless’ neighbours and a supermarket giant over late-night deliveries have been called.
Residents have lobbied councillors for two years since Sainsbury’s in Colne opened, regarding service trucks arriving at the site along Norfolk Street.
Planning consultant Rebecca Palmer, who works on a number of projects for the supermarket chain, has said she will attempt to broker a solution to residents’ headaches.
She told a Colne area committee meeting: “Sainsbury’s have done a number of delivery management plans in different areas, in cases such as these.”
She felt sure the supermarket would want to be a ‘good neighbour’ and pledged to hold talks with logistics managers within the company.
Councillors heard that the main problems arose because of the noise generated by refrigerated units and the reversing beepers installed on delivery wagons.
The committee heard that ‘white noise’ beepers, less audible at longer distances, would be fitted to the delivery fleet by 2013.
But Coun Neil Butterworth said: “We should be doing something now – this is horrendous. These people cannot wait until next year.”
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