Campaigning to curb supermarket power


Blackwood, Caerphilly

The council refused the original bid from Develica in November 2008, saying there was no demand for another supermarket in Blackwood and trade would be drawn away from the town centre. Develica appealed, claiming it would not affect the viability of the town centre. The matter went to a planning inquiry as the developers wanted to lift this planning restriction, which would enable the empty... Read More

Trethomas, Caerphilly

900 people signed a petition against plans for a new Tesco Express store on the site of an old filling station in Trethomas. The store would become the fourth Tesco store within approximately a five mile radius -Tesco has a store in the centre of Caerphilly and a Tesco Express on the outskirts in Pwllypant. Around 100 people attended a public meeting in August 2008 to discuss the proposal.... Read More

Ystrad Mynach, Mid Glamorgan

Tesco's planned to extend its Ystrad Mynach store with more shop floor space, a café, staff restaurant and a two-storey glass atrium linking the building with the car park were approved in 2010 after an appeal on an earlier refusal.

In November 2009 Caerphilly County Borough Councillors refused the application.