Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Croxley Green, Hertfordshire

Residents opposed plans to build a Tesco Express and seven flats on an old car show room site in Croxley Green claim another supermarket is neither desired nor needed in the village. Arguing that it would cause traffic chaos and would force small shopkeepers out of business. The Croxley Green Residents Association (CGRA) compiled a 1,477 signature petition and produced an independent traffic survey.

Tesco had made three previous applications to Three Rivers District Council, two of which were withdrawn on the day they were due to be heard and the other rejected in March 2008.



United Kingdom
51° 38' 44.988" N, 0° 27' 7.2828" W
Hertfordshire GB

Campaign Updates
Croxley Green, Hertfordshire

16 September 2009
Decision appealed and granted

Tesco appealed the decision and the appeal was heard at Three Rivers in September 2009. Please see an article in the Watford Observer, 16th September 2009. In October the Planning Inspector, Mrs Gregory, overturned the previous ruling and gave Tesco permission to build the store. She rejected the idea that traffic, already interrupted by the petrol station, would back up further along Watford Road. For more information please see an article in the Watford Observer 14th October 2009 and an article in the Uxbridge Gazette, 22nd October 2009.

20 February 2009
Application refused

In 2009 planning officers recommended the Committee approve the scaled down store and seven flats.  Please see an article in the Watford Observer, 14th February 2009. On the 19th February, the Development Control Committee of Three Rivers District Council met and unanimously rejected the scheme, ruling the development would damage the appearance of the street scene, cause traffic congestion, and prove too cramped for residents' peace and comfort. For further information please see an article in, 20th February 2009.