Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Aberdeen, Abderdeenshire

The Coop is trying to turn the former Ferryhill Tavern on South College Street into a new store.

However, 174 objection letters have been submitted, meaning it has been referred to the council’s planning development committee.

Issues raised ranged from the noise of increased traffic to parking problems caused by lorry deliveries and the impact on nearby flats.

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Banchory, Aberdeenshire

In 2008 Tesco submitted a planning application to open a 45,500 sq ft store in Banchory. 

Following a public consultation in March 2008 residents and traders expressed concerns about the proposed store. Around a 120 people attended a public meeting on the 30th May 2008 organised by Banchory Community Council. Representatives from Tesco also spoke at the Banchory Community Council AGM... Read More

Ellon, Aberdeenshire

In 2009 Tesco applied for an extension, of 1,3000 sq m (almost a third), to its store in Ellon. Local traders were concerned that a proposed extension at the Tesco store could have a serious impact on the future of the town centre. As part of the original planning application, Tesco was restricted to 2,896sq ft for non-food goods such as DVDs, books, electrical and DIY items. The reason given... Read More