Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Newquay, Cornwall

Newquay Tretherras school is on the verge of selling its dilapidated junior side to Tesco, which incorporates the greenfield land at the top of Glamis Road, the Hexagon Theatre and Happy Days Nursery. Some residents living near Tretherras are angry the deal looks to be done and dusted without them being consulted.

In October 2012 Tesco finally commented on the proposals in a joint statement, claiming that they were “excited” about the potential deal. 

 A campaign group RAID (Residents Against Inappropriate Development) was set up to fight the plans. They have held a number of awareness raising events.

United Kingdom
50° 24' 3.6828" N, 5° 4' 32.4624" W
Cornwall GB

Campaign Updates
Newquay, Cornwall

19 December 2013
Retail park, 800 homes, supermarket and link road approved

Members of Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee today voted overwhelmingly in support of three key schemes, proposed by the Duchy of Cornwall and Kingsley Developments.


15 August 2013
Tesco pulls out

The decision comes after the two parties were not able to reach an agreement on the finer details of a proposed contract and further considerations on whether an effective highways solution could be delivered on the site.Newquay Tretherras and Tesco have decided not to pursue proposals for a new Tesco store on Newquay Tretherras' land. 

2 July 2012
School given go-ahead to sell land to Tesco

The school was given the all clear by the Secretary of State for Education to sell off part of the school site to Tesco.