Campaigning to curb supermarket power

East Riding of Yorkshire


Bridlington, East Riding

Esso lodged an appeal with the planning inspectorate after a decision to refuse planning permission for an out of town Tesco Express store at a planning committee meeting in October 2008.

After receiving a 1,000 name petition from local residents and Old Town traders fearing it would hit their business, East Riding of Yorkshire Council refused Esso permission to develop its Scarborough... Read More

Cottingham, East Riding

A major developer wants to build a 45,000sq ft supermarket at Cottingham. The store would be bigger than Morrisons in Beverley and a similar size to Waitrose in Willerby. It would include parking for 300 cars and a petrol station.

Businesses in Cottingham believe a supermarket would damage trade in the village and residents are concerned about the increased traffic. Two petitions... Read More

Driffield, East Yorkshire

In 2007 residents in Driffield launched a campaign against an application by Tesco for a larger store on the site of its existing store. Driffield is a small market town, and residents feel that the store would completely dominate the town.

In February 2010, East Riding Council's planning committee approved three major developments - the redevelopment of the cattle market and Viking... Read More