Campaigning to curb supermarket power

East Lothian

Haddington, East Lothian

Tesco submitted plans to East Lothian Council for a new 50,000 sq ft store and 24-hour petrol station at Gateside East, on the outskirts of Haddington in 2009. Local shopkeepers and residents are concerned that by closing the smaller Tesco in the town centre and building a bigger store on the edge of town will leave it like a "ghost town".  In December 2009 campaigners ... Read More

North Berwick

PINBAT (People in North Berwick against Tesco) was launched in early 2006 to oppose a planning application in North Berwick by Tesco. The group organised a well-attended public meeting in North Berwick on February 2nd, 2006, and following this concentrated its efforts on getting the maximum possible number of formal objections submitted to East Lothian Council... Read More