Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Bollington, East Cheshire

The owners of the Bay Leaf Lounge, on Wellington Road, want to demolish the current building – the former Waggon and Horses pub – and replace it with a new purpose built venue. The new building would house a Sainsbury’s Local on the ground floor, with the restaurant taking up the first floor.

Members of Bollington Town Council have voted to recommend to Cheshire East council that the... Read More

Chester, Cheshire

Sainsbury's wanted to enlarge the sales area of its Chester store from 3,133 sq m to 5,400 sq m, including a new mezzanine floor. The application was opposed by parish councillors and neighbours who were concerned about the extra traffic and its effect on Sainsbury's roundabout at the junction of the A41.


Congleton, Cheshire

Tesco resubmitted plans for an extension at it's Barn Road branch later in 2008. However, concerns were raised over the impact the extension would have on other stores in the town centre, and the planning officer's report said: "It is considered that the Tesco proposal could deter investment in the town centre, which would be contrary to the overall spatial planning strategy for the area. It... Read More