Fury over we drop’ deliveries on double yellows outside Tesco
PUBLISHED: 17:02 19 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:43 05 October 2010
A MOTORIST has hit out at planners who have allowed lorries making regular deliveries to a supermarket in to unload on double-yellow lines on a busy bus route. The deliveries have been dropped regularly to the new you shop, we drop’ branch of Tesco since it opened earlier this year
A MOTORIST has hit out at planners who have allowed lorries making regular deliveries to a supermarket in East London to unload on double-yellow lines on a busy bus route.
The deliveries have been dropped regularly to the new you shop, we drop’ branch of Tesco since it opened in Poplar earlier this year.
The lorries are allowed to park for up to 40 minutes on double yellow lines along the High Street.
But furious motorist Gary Simmonds told the East London Advertiser: “You can see a 12ft wide pavement outside this new development where a loading bay could be created by removing some of the unnecessarily pavement. The lorries wouldn’t block the road so much.”
The unloading disrupts four bus routes, the 15, D6, D7 and D8, Mr Simmonds points out.
He complained to Tower Hamlets councillor Tim Archer, whose ward includes Poplar High Street, who also slammed town planners for causing the problem in the first place.
Cllr Archer said: “This should have been thought about before the thing was built of even given planning permission.”
Tesco was aware there were issues with some delivery vehicles calling at the store and said it was “working to find a solution.”
Tower Hamlets council is now looking into the problem with the supermarket chain to find “alternative arrangements” for deliveries.
Town Hall spokeswoman Kelly Powell said: “Vehicles may park on double yellow lines while actively loading and unloading for a maximum of 40 minutes.”
But parking wardens, she warned, were patrolling Poplar High Street making sure the time limit was being kept.