Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Saltash, Cornwall

Residents set up a campaign group "Say no to Sainsbury's" to protest against an application by Sainsbury's to build a supermarket on sports fields in the town. Sainsbury's applied for permission to build a split-level food store on Callington Road with underground parking for 284 cars. It also planned to regenerate the Warfelton playing fields to create a full-size and junior pitch with new changing rooms and a club house.  Caradon District Council received 2,600 objection letters in response to the application.

In April 2012 the Co-operative lodged an objection to the proposed new Tesco store, warning that if the scheme goes ahead there could be a devastating effect on local trade in the area.



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50° 24' 3.6828" N, 4° 13' 27.2748" W
Cornwall GB

Campaign Updates
Saltash, Cornwall

28 August 2017
New supermarket developer possible

A prospective new developer for the former Suzuki showroom at Carkeel has come forward and the company has submitted a proposed plan for the site. With planning permission for a retail store still in place, developer Quora, whose partners include McDonald’s, Marks and Spencer and Morrisons, has requested a pre-planning application meeting with Cornwall Council.

1 August 2016
Tesco ditches plans for store
29 April 2014
Tesco buys 3.6 acres site

Tesco is planning to build a 35,521 sq ft supermarket after buying the Saltash Industrial Estate site, which was formerly home to the Sanford Suzuki showroom, for an undisclosed price. 

1 May 2012
Tesco plans approved

Councillors approved Tesco's plans for a 3,300 sq m store.

15 October 2008
Sainsbury's application rejected

Caradon District Council planning committee rejected the application. The planning officer's report said that the supermarket would have a detrimental impact on traders in Fore Street and would see the loss of a valuable green space near the town centre.