A SUPERMARKET giant needs to alter its Keighley store to allow a new fleet of double decker trucks to deliver goods.

Sainsbury’s has applied for planning permission to make changes to its loading bay to accommodate the larger vehicles, which it says is part of a company wide push to reduce HGV trips.

The plan is to remove an existing delivery bay canopy at the Cavendish Street store, which the company says is “incompatible” with the new larger vehicles.

The supermarket has been based in the town centre for over 36 years.

The application says: “Sainsbury’s are adding double decker trailers to their delivery fleet to foster improved efficiency with their deliveries.

“This is because they carry more goods and can therefore serve more stores within a single trip from the depot. The reduction in trips will be beneficial to the efficiency of Sainsbury’s deliveries, as well as traffic and pollution on the road network used by HGVs serving Sainsbury’s stores.”

It says the changes will “reduce the number of HGV trips to Sainsbury’s in the local area.

“As such, there are knock on benefits for the local and more widespread highway network.”