Tesco knew that lorries using the ‘loop’ would present safety issues

Below is an e-mail we obtained which contains an admission from Tesco’s own consultants that servicing their proposed store via the ‘loop’ (local streets behind the store) presents safety issues.

The relevant paragraph is:

Due to the one way nature of Sedgwick Street access to the rear of the site would be via the ‘loop’ formed by Catharine Street and Sedgwick Street. This arrangement has the potential to cause detriment to the amenity and safety of local residents, due to multiple delivery movements per day with what will still be large vehicles. There is the also potential that poorly parked vehicles on could block access, requiring long and potentially dangerous reversing manoeuvres or police action.

— written by an employee of Pinnacle Transportation (acting for Tesco)

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