Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Farnley, Leeds

Tesco wants to build a new superstore on the site of the former woollen mill on Stonebridge Lane in Farnley. However, local residents are opposed to the plans. Plans for a playground on the site nearly two decades ago were turned down because of the wildlife. Over 1,200 residents signed a petition masterminded by local campaign group Save Your Local Shops to oppose Tesco's... Read More

Mexborough, South Yorkshire

A campaign group, Save the High Street, was formed in Mexborough to fight against a proposed supermarket. The group submitted a formal collective objection to the plan for a 50,000 sq ft store with a filling station and a carpark for 300. It also completed a survey of businesses in the town centre, which indicated many are against the proposals. Of 92 business owners who... Read More

Roundhay Road, Leeds

In May 2009 Tesco filed a planning application to develop their Roundhay Road site. Although their promotional literature advertised the proposal as improvements to the existing store, the plans actually consist of demolishing the current Tesco and Homebase buildings and erecting a new superstore and petrol garage, nearly as large as the Tesco at Seacroft.




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