Lower Earley ASDA shopping centre applies for 24 hour HGV deliveries AGAIN

ASDA in Lower Earley has submitted ANOTHER application to extend HGV deliveries to 24 hours, despite numerous refusals in the past. The Wokingham Borough Council received the application from the supermarket on Hillside, Lower Earley, on November 18. ALSO READ: Covid-19: Reading areas by weekly cases

The supermarket has been steadily gaining hours of availability since 1978, and has made several applications to allow delivery drivers 24 hours a day, everyday access to the site, however it has been refused a number of times in the past. The application has recommended refusal for the application, however it has not yet been definitively decided. Cllr Pauline Jorgensen said: “ASDA have put in an application to increase their HGV deliveries to 24 hours a day.

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