Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Croxley Green, Hertfordshire

Residents opposed plans to build a Tesco Express and seven flats on an old car show room site in Croxley Green claim another supermarket is neither desired nor needed in the village. Arguing that it would cause traffic chaos and would force small shopkeepers out of business. The Croxley Green Residents Association (CGRA) compiled a 1,477 signature petition and produced an independent traffic... Read More

Great Amwell, Hertfordshire

Critics opposing plans to build an out-of-town supermarket have started a petition to convince the Government to shelve the proposal. Hertford town councillor Jane Sartin started the online campaign against the move, which is likely to see Waitrose relocate from the town to Van Hage, Great Amwell.

She hopes the application, which was approved by East Herts District Council (EHDC) in... Read More

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Tesco is planning to expand its store in Hemel Hempstead by 1,600 sqm.  However, Dacorum Borough Council's spatial planning team is concerned the expansion could threaten town centre shops. In their report they state - "Our concern is that if Tesco strengthen their range of comparison goods to the extent proposed by this application, then the number of people making linked trips to the town... Read More