Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Barnard Castle, Durham


Residents in Barnard Castle are backing a campaign to stop another major supermarket being opened in the centre of the town. According to the Teeside Mercury developers have held talks with Durham County Council about redeveloping the auction mart site on Vere Road.

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Crossgate Moor, Durham City

In Septmeber 2013 Sainsbury's insisted it remains committed to converting a struggling pub into a new convenience store.  Some people living in Crossgate Moor, Durham City, say turning The Lodge pub, on the A167 Newcastle Road, would worsen traffic problems and put children’s safety at risk. They had hoped their protests had been successful when Sainsbury's withdrew its planning application.... Read More

Darlington, County Durham

Tesco proposed a development in Darlington town centre in partnership with the Council. The plans involved Tesco building a store on the site of the existing Town Hall and bus depot and providing a replacement town hall. The community joined a Say No To Tesco campaign formed by local traders.

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