Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Proposals for a multi-million pound development on the Broadwater Road site in Welwyn Garden City included plans for a "medium sized" Tesco store were refused in January 2012. Tesco confirmed they will not appeal this decision.

This followed the submission of a petition of 14,125 names against the Tesco scheme by the Welwyn Garden City Society that had led the campaign from the outset. This is the largest petition ever mounted in the UK against any supermarket led development. 

United Kingdom
51° 48' 11.4084" N, 0° 12' 31.1796" W
Hertfordshire GB

Campaign Updates
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

15 August 2017
Tesco given go ahead to build a 123-bedroom hotel in Welwyn Garden City
26 May 2017
Tesco reveals plans to build hotel next to its HQ

 Tesco has revealed plans to build a major hotel next to its headquarters in Welwyn Garden City.

11 January 2012
Plans rejected

At a planning meetin the Tesco planning application was rejected with only one Councillor voting in favour.