Campaigning to curb supermarket power

St Austell, Cornwall

In St Austell supermarket store wars are rife. In March 2013 Terrace Hill's application for an as yet unknown store on the site of the current Cornwall Council One Stop Shop, on Penwinnick Road, has the backing of council officers. It would see the existing council offices demolished and a supermarket built on the land, with new office accommodation built alongside.

A Cornwall Council planning officer's report states that Penwinnick Road is the preferred site for a supermarket as it is closer to the town centre, giving more opportunity for linked trips.

Broadley Park Properties has applied to build a Morrisons supermarket on land at Pentewan Road – but their application has been recommended for refusal by the council.


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Campaign Updates
St Austell, Cornwall

30 December 2016
St Austell Morrisons plans for new supermarket abandoned by developers
20 March 2013
Morrisons store gets go ahead

Councillors approved a new Morrisons on Pentewan Road. The supermarket scheme put forward by Broadley Park Properties Ltd went head to head with Terrace Hill Limited’s plans to redevelop the council offices in the town at Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee.  But members went against planning officers’ recommendations to approve plans to build a superstore on the site of the current council HQ on Penwinnick Road, claiming it was “premature, speculative and not suitable”.


16 October 2012
Mercian Developments Ltd submits planning application

In a postal and online poll of almost 1200 people by the Cornish Guardian 72.5 percent of participants have voted against the plans. A planning application for the £110 million proposed development was submitted for a superstore, 160,000sq ft shopping park, care home, pub and up to 250 homes.