Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Cambourne, Cambridge

 Morrison's in Cambourne has been ordered to make changes after going ahead with a refurbishment without planning permission.

Planners from South Cambs District Council have refused the retrospective application, saying the supermarket's application would make the store an overbearing presence on the High Street. Planners say this undermines the council's long-term vision to create a... Read More

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Campaigners handed in a 470-signature petition to X-Leisure which manages the Cambridge Leisure Park where Tesco plans to open an Express store. X-Leisure will rent the store to Tesco. The store will not need planning permission for change of use but Tesco has applied for planning permission for air conditioning and refrigeration, a covered storage area, a cash machine and signage.

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Chatteris, Fenland

In 2010 Harrier property company fought to get permission for a supermarket on Fenland Way but only won the day after agreeing to scale back the proposed size.

In September 2011 the company re-submitted an application to Fenland planners asking to again increase by 75 per cent the space needed so it becomes viable for Tesco. Previous applications attracted many objections with some... Read More