Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Looe, Cornwall

In December 2011, Tesco announced that it was seeking to build a new store on the outskirts of the seaside fishing port of Looe in Cornwall.  The following February, TESCO put forward a proposal for a 25,000 sq ft foodstore and 36 affordable homes. This would be the first large supermarket for the town.

Local businesses and Councillors raised concerns about the impact on the town centre... Read More

Newquay, Cornwall

Newquay Tretherras school is on the verge of selling its dilapidated junior side to Tesco, which incorporates the greenfield land at the top of Glamis Road, the Hexagon Theatre and Happy Days Nursery. Some residents living near Tretherras are angry the deal looks to be done and dusted without them being consulted.

In October 2012 Tesco finally commented on the proposals in a joint... Read More

Penzance, Cornwall

Helicopter flights to the Isles of Scilly from Cornwall will stop, despite Tesco dropping a legal challenge over the sale of a heliport in Penzance to Sainsbury's.

British International Helicopters (BIH) is selling its land to Sainsbury's and submitted a joint planning application, with the company, for a foodstore, park-and-ride and business units

Tesco had called for a judicial... Read More