By Marie Sharp, Local Democracy Reporter
Owners of a local convenience store who faced complaints over breaching delivery hours have applied to have the hours extended.
Managers at The Day-Today store on Wallyford’s Salters Road, said the first they knew of an issue with out of hours deliveries was when they were approached by East Lothian council enforcement officers.
And they said that while all their suppliers were told when they opened ten years ago that deliveries could only be made between 7am and 11pm, they had ‘no control’ over external suppliers.
Applying for the start time for deliveries to be extended to 5am, they told planners: “The vehicle deliveries Day-Today are responsible for are made to the rear of the shop.
“The rolls and newspapers are delivered in small transit like vans, and are a matter of minutes delivering their goods.
“These deliveries are made by external suppliers which is out with the control of the Day-Today management.
“These suppliers deliver to many other shops with their delivery routes planned by their own managers.”
The store has applied to increase its delivery hours for rear deliveries and small vans to start at 5am.
They said: “Since opening the shop no noise complaints have been received by any individual.
“The only communication regarding deliveries was from the council’s enforcement officer in respect of a breach of planning regarding deliveries being made out with the specified times in the planning conditions.
“To accommodate the possibility of deliveries missing the specified times we have submitted an application to change the condition to ‘no deliveries of rolls and newspapers between the hours of 23.00 hours and 05.00 hours’.
“We will continue to monitor these deliveries on our CCTV system and address any issues we need to be dealt with.”
(Local Democracy Reporting Service)