Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Royston, Hertfordshire

Tesco wants to open an Express store in Royston. The building is in a conservation area. The Town Council objected to all four applications.


St Albans, Hertfordshire

Residents set up a campaign " St Albans Stop Tesco Group" to oppose Tesco's proposals to build a new store in St Albans. Tesco's site had already attracted controversy as it had formed part of its land bank of as yet undeveloped land, and residents believed the land could be put to better uses.

On 11th February 2008 Tesco finally submitted a planning application. On 2nd May 2008... Read More

Stevenage, Hertfordshire

In June 2011 Sainsbury’s held a public exhibition to reveal plans for an extension at its Poplars store. This came very soon after agreement by Stevenage Borough Council to allow a near doubling of the square footage of the Sainsbury’s Corey’s Mill site. The plans would double the sales area of the store from just under 30,000 square feet to nearly 60,000.

Stevenage Borough Council and... Read More