Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Redhill, Surrey

In May 2009 Tesco revealed plans for a 40,000 sqft store on the site of the old Ford garage on Reading Arch Road. In June 2009 Tesco submitted a planning application for a new superstore on the Brighton Road just south of the Reading Arch Bridge. It included 26 flats and 331 parking spaces.  Sustainable Redhill opposed the plans. In October 2009 Tesco submitted a new planning application for the site. 


United Kingdom
51° 14' 36.366" N, 0° 9' 58.2048" W
Surrey GB

Campaign Updates
Redhill, Surrey

23 January 2014
Asda withdraws plans
22 May 2013
Asda negotiations stall

Negotiations between Asda and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council have been stalled for months and the councillor in charge of regeneration now says she is "not confident" it will ever happen.



1 November 2011
Asda submits plans for a 24 hour supermarket
16 February 2011
Tesco applications refused

Tesco applied again to build a 3,127sq-m store and 26 flats in Reading Arch Road,. Planning officers recommended the scheme is refused as it is "dislocated from the town Centre".  Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s planning committee refused the application by 11 votes to four. Several Councillors complained that they had been barraged by calls and letters from staff at Tesco, urging them to support the application. 

3 January 2011
Sainsbury and Asda join in

Sainsbury’s, which already has a site in the Warwick Quadrant, unveiled plans to expand and revamp the store - almost trebling its retail space to 6,050sq-m. At the end of February Sainsbury's submitted a planning application and on 31st August 2011 Councillors approved the application.