Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Saltash, Cornwall

Residents set up a campaign group "Say no to Sainsbury's" to protest against an application by Sainsbury's to build a supermarket on sports fields in the town. Sainsbury's applied for permission to build a split-level food store on Callington Road with underground parking for 284 cars. It also planned to regenerate the Warfelton playing fields to create a full-size and junior... Read More

St Austell, Cornwall

In St Austell supermarket store wars are rife. In March 2013 Terrace Hill's application for an as yet unknown store on the site of the current Cornwall Council One Stop Shop, on Penwinnick Road, has the backing of council officers. It would see the existing council offices demolished and a supermarket built on the land, with new office accommodation built alongside.

A Cornwall Council... Read More

Truro, Cornwall

In 2011 Truro residents set up a Save Truro campaign against a planned Waitrose store on a greenfield development outside Truro.

On 15th December 2011 Cornwall Council's Strategic Planning committee gathered to decide the fate of 55 acres of farmland outside the built area of Truro, in an Area of Great Landscape Value which regularly produces invaluable winter feed for... Read More