Tesco lorries parked throughout the day on double yellow lines outside a menswear store in Shepherd’s Bush could be ticketed from now on, Hammersmith and Fulham Council has said.
Arvind Grewal, co-owner of long-established family business Stuarts London, said the Uxbridge Road business was missing out on passing foot trade and new customers because of the huge lorries delivering produce to the nearby Tesco Express.
Now, the local authority says it will soon be able to enforce the restrictions and will be monitoring the situation.
A spokesperson said: “The council is in the process of affixing a restriction sign in the bay, which will enable enforcement of the restrictions.
“These rules are as applicable to the double yellow lines and include a loading ban between 8am-9.30am and 4.30pm-6.30pm Monday-Saturday.
“In the intervening time, enforcement officers will increase activity to monitor the situation as much a resource permits.”
Mr Grewal said he had complained several times to Tesco about the problem.
He told getwestlondon : “A lot of our trade are footfall customers, but if they’re walking on the other side of the road they can’t see the store, let alone cross the road.
“And if a car is driving to or from London they can’t see us either.
“It’s having a huge impact on the store and the money we’re making.”
A spokesman for Tesco said at the time: “We are always conscious of being a good neighbour so our local store manager will be in touch with Mr Grewal to discuss any concerns he has.”
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