Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Hayle, Cornwall

Hayle is facing three supermarket planning applications from Morrisons, Asda and ING Real Estate. 

The villagers of Angarrack, submitted a 70-strong petition against the proposed Sainsbury's store, and claim that building on the marshy flood plain would create traffic gridlock, isolate villagers, ruin local businesses and 'sacrifice the local wildlife at the high alter of commerce'.

March 2010 - Cornwall Council advised ING Real Estate to withdraw its plans to build a supermarket on Hayle's South Quay as there were fundamental issues with the application and officials would recommend it for refusal. The application provided insufficient information about the effect of extra traffic, and concerns over the impact on the Foundry area, the scale and location of the building and the way it is linked into the conservation area were among the reasons.

June 2011 -strategic planning committee members were updated on the applications but agreed to allow more time for discussions to take place between developers. Planning officers revealed that none of the three applicants had agreed 'section 106' conditions, which detail what developers will additionally provide should their proposal be approved.
September 2011 - as a result of the deadlock the planning officers said that they would have to recommend refusal of all three applications if they were to be determined now. For further information please see an article in South West Business, 9th June 2011 and an article at, 2nd September 2011.

October 2011 - George Eustice, MP for Redruth and Camborne, highlighted English Heritage's failure to support Hayle's South Quay development. But English Heritage said the plans, which include a supermarket, would harm a "World Heritage site". Please see an article at BBC News, 11th October 2011.

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50° 11' 20.2632" N, 5° 25' 23.2536" W
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Campaign Updates
Hayle, Cornwall

7 May 2012
ING Real Estate supermarket application approved

For the development of South Quaywhich will see the construction of a supermarket, 30 homes, a restaurant and a retail unit. The consent comes after the Secretary of State for Communities said he was not calling in the application.  The plans have been criticised because they are to be based in a prominent part of a World Heritage Site.

7 February 2011
Three applications deferred and Sainsbury's rejected

Cornwall Council's strategic planning committee deferred decisions on three applications in Hayle for 5 months. A fourth application, from Sainsbury's, to build at Marsh Lane was rejected.

3 January 2011
Reidents call for referendm

On the number of supermarkets allowed in their town.