Appeal to extend opening hours of soon to be built Royston Tesco Express rejected

PUBLISHED: 18:17 12 November 2014 | UPDATED: 18:19 12 November 2014

Members of NHDC will be informed of the dismissal at a council meeting tomorrow night.

Members of NHDC will be informed of the dismissal at a council meeting tomorrow night.

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An appeal by supermarket giant Tesco to extend opening hours of a soon to be built Express store in Royston has been rejected by North Herts District Council.

Members of a district planning committee will be informed of the dismissal at a meeting tomorrow tonight.

The appeal to extend the opening hours of the convenience store at Market Hill was rejected due to concerns over the noise disruption it would cause.

Councillors concluded the store would not be open for customers outside the following hours 7am to 11pm from Monday to Saturday, and 8am to 9pm on Sundays and bank holidays.

A Tesco Extra has already been built on the outskirts of Royston in Old North Road and is open 24 hours a day between Monday and Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

MP Sir Oliver Heald said he’s firmly against the extra opening hours.

He said: “It would not be a good idea. It would create noise for local residents and would cause concern.

“I’d be worried about the noise early in the morning. ”

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