Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Alton, Hampshire

March 2009- Tesco unveiled their plans at a public exhibition for a 3,500 sqm store on the edge of Alton, approx 1.5miles from the centre. The planning officer recommended refusal.

July 2009 - Councillors turned down the application.

October 2009 -Tesco then submitted a second application which was turned down

2010 - Tesco submitted a third application, which was again... Read More

Andover, Hampshire

Residents in Andover, Hampshire launched a campaign "STOP [Stop Tesco's Oversized Plan]" to oppose Tesco's plans to build its largest distribution centre in Europe on the outskirts of the town.

In September 2008, campaigners celebrated when Test Valley Borough Council rejected the proposals by 13 votes to 11.  In early November 2008,  Goodman, the deveoloper of Andover Airfield,... Read More

Basingstoke, Hampshire

In 2006 Ruth Kelly, the then Secretary of State for communities and local government, granted B&Q outline planning permission to develop the 3.3-hectare brownfield site. Tesco subsequently bought the land in 2008 and announced a £35million scheme for a 5,574 sq m food store.

In May 2011 Tesco consulted on plans for a supermarket on the site. Local residents formed a campaign group... Read More