Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Bath and North East Somerset

Bathwick Street, Bath

In 2008 a campaign group opposed plans for a new Tesco Express on Bathwick Street. The plans were refused by the local council twice, but were then approved by central government. However, the planning inspector approving the plans did recognise that the development would have an adverse impact on road safety, and imposed a planning condition requiring Tesco to make safe the surrounding roads... Read More

Weston, Bath

Residents believe that Tesco plans to increase its presence on our small local village high street in Weston, Bath. Tesco took over the small Somerfield store a couple of years ago and opened an Express store. It has now secured the lease on a neighbouring carpet shop and a small Chinese takeaway which have been family run businesses for many years. The plan now is to open a bigger store.... Read More