Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Barwell, Leicestershire

The plans had met with fierce opposition from residents particularly concerned about the traffic implications as the site was near Barwell Junior School. A campaign group Barwell Under Threat was established to oppose the plans.

Clarendon Park, Leicester

Tesco has confirmed it plans to open a new store on the site of a former Barclay's bank – just seven months after denying it had any interest in the building.

Residents and traders in Clarendon Park, Leicester, have received letters from Tesco informing them about the proposal for one of its Express stores. People who live and work in the area, which is renowned for its independent... Read More

Cosby, Leicestershire

Villagers are battling a Marston's brewery plans to turn a traditional English pub into a supermarket.

The brewery put The Huntsman, in Main Street, up for sale last year, it is now applying for change of use consent and looking to attract a major supermarket chain.

Residents are opposed to the plans and more than 100 people attended a public meeting last month at the village... Read More