Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Ambleside, Cumbria

In 2011 Tesco announced plans to open an Express store in the central market place, with a separately-owned cafe on the second floor. The firm already has permission for retail trading at the empty site, last owned by Gaynors Sports, and is seeking approval for a cash machine and signage.

Ambleside traders say the supermarket’s arrival would threaten livelihoods and lead to job losses... Read More

Carlisle, Cumbria

In October 2007 Tesco lost its appeal to build a supermarket on stilts in Viaduct Estate, Carlisle. The Communities Secretary ruled against the scheme for a 71,000sq ft store with parking underneath. The Secretary of State argued that its size would detract from the historic setting, close to the City walls. She also said that allowing a large Tesco would, by soaking up demand, prevent a... Read More

Douglas, Isle of Man

Tesco wanted to double the size of its existing store in Douglas by raising the roof height to provide the extra space for a 2,000 sq m mezzanine floor. However, independent businesses raised concerns, with some fearing town centre businesses would lose so much trade they would be forced to shut.

Ramsey commissioners passed a resolution for the Tesco planning application to be 'called... Read More