Cllr Martin Petchey, a Labour Councillor for Stantonbury, has called on Aldi to stop construction work on their new Stantonbury store on Sundays, which is contrary to their planning permission.
When Aldi were given planning permission for their new Stantonbury store, they were told that there must be no construction work on Saturday afternoons and Sundays. During the Covid pandemic, the government allowed and encouraged extended working on construction sites and Aldi were allowed to work longer hours, however Sundays were still excluded.
Aldi have continued to conduct work on their new Stantonbury store over a number of recent Sundays and Cllr Petchey has been working with the Council to encourage them to stick to the terms of their planning permission.
Cllr Petchey said: “Restrictions on working hours for the benefit of the community apply to everyone, big or small. Residents of my ward must be allowed to enjoy at least part of their weekend without disturbance from construction noise.”
He continued: “Residents have complained, and enforcement officers have been in contact, but I have had reports that Aldi have carried on, so I have written to Aldi to ask them to conform to the terms of their planning permission.”
He concluded: “Milton Keynes Council have again contacted Aldi this week, and we all look forward to a neighbourly response from them and finalisation of the new store with the least disruption to residents.”