A SUPERMARKET giant has failed in a bid to extend the times deliveries can be made at one of its Selby stores.

Planning chiefs at Selby District Council have turned down an application by Tesco to be allowed to unload goods during four-hour periods on Sundays and bank holidays at its Brayton outlet after residents complained it would create too much noise.

The firm has permission for deliveries between 7am and 6pm during the week and between 8am and noon on Saturdays at the Tesco Express store in Doncaster Road.

Tesco has applied for deliveries to be extended to between 10am and 2pm on other days, but Selby District Council planners have rejected the move.

The company had said noise guidelines did not differentiate between weekday and weekend levels and there was “no technical justification” for preventing Sunday and bank holiday deliveries, although it would “compromise” by restricting their times.

However, Brayton Parish Council objected, saying in a statement to the council: “We have received many complaints from residents about lorries parking outside their properties before 6am waiting for the store to open, then making deliveries before the current restrictions.”

One Doncaster Road resident’s complaint was: “It is up to Tesco to arrange deliveries at more strategic times, because often two delivery lorries arrive together, which causes gridlock.

“Sunday is one of the busiest days and therefore any deliveries on this day would be out of the question.”

The district council’s environmental health department also said the extension should not be granted because it was “necessary to protect the amenity of residents”, many of whom used their gardens on Sundays.