Campaigning to curb supermarket power


Llangollen, Clwyd

A campaign group, Llangollen Community Against Supermarket Development at Mile End Mill, was set up in 2010 to oppose plans for a 1.68 hectare development for a Class A1 retail store and car park, approximately 1/2 mile from Llangollen. In January 2012 Denbighshire County Council received planning applications to develop a new retail foodstore on the Dobson and Crowther... Read More

Rhyl, Denbighshire

More than 1,500 people signed a petition opposing plans to build a 371 sq m Tesco Express at the former Esplanade service station on Coast Road.

A Tesco Extra opened in Rhuddlan Road in November 2008. Residents and traders feel the store would create huge traffic problems and congestion as well as draw away trade from existing businesses.


Ruthin, Denbighshire

Campaigners, residents and traders fought an application by Tesco for a 20,000 sq ft store in the market town of Ruthin, with significant concerns about the impact on local businesses. The store was given the go-ahead in September 2005 and opened in August 2006, following which Tesco quickly applied for an extension to the store. Following refusal Tesco appealed and the Inquiry Inspector... Read More