SUPERMARKET giant Morrisons is appealing against a council decision to turn down its bid for an extension to delivery hours due to neighbours’ noise fears.

Glasgow City Council ruled the company’s Anniesland store could not receive deliveries from Monday to Saturday between 6am and 11pm – ensuring drivers drop off goods between the current hours, 7am to 7pm.

They also prevented a change from 8am to 6pm to 6am to 8pm on Sundays.

The decision was taken after neighbours – and local MP Carol Monaghan – claimed early morning deliveries caused disruption.

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However, the supermarket chain disagrees with the council’s “entirely unreasonable” call, citing a noise survey it arranged. The application will be reviewed by a council committee on Tuesday.

Morrisons’ initial bid for the Crow Road supermarket stated a temporary application would be acceptable if the council wanted to monitor the impact of the changes.

It claimed one-year trials had worked well in other areas of the city, including Baillieston and Crossmyloof.

The application stated: “Morrisons seeks to improve the way they do business, doing more of the things that matter for their customers.

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“Store deliveries are driven by customer demand, where today’s consumer seeks to purchase produce at maximum freshness and with the longest possible shelf life.”

The store relies “on a robust and consistent schedule of deliveries to underpin retail demand”. The application adds the changes would help to reduce the company’s carbon footprint as HGVs would spend less time idling in traffic at peak times.

The company’s agent also said they had made attempts to contact council staff about the original application but received limited response. Representatives say the store is an urban area, with various sources of noise.

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However, a similar application was previously refused. “It would appear nothing has changed,” Ms Monaghan wrote in a letter to the council. “I understand that Morrisons have conducted noise surveys as a way of demonstrating that their deliveries do not prove to be excessively noisy.

“There is a concern that extra effort has been made to keep the noise to a minimum while this equipment is running and that their experience when the monitoring equipment is not there is not comparable.”

She said some residents fear there would be a “lack of proper consideration” of neighbours.