Campaigning to curb supermarket power




The Co-op has applied to convert the Royal Oak in Barrow-upon-Humber's Market Place into a store.

Villagers and local traders are concerned about the impact on existing shops and the effect on the Conservation Area, which includes the Market Place and its surrounds.

There are also concerns about road safety and traffic.

In July almost 50 objections have been lodged on the... Read More

Brigg, Lincolnshire

Local traders and residents issued petitions opposing the plans. The majority of businesses were very concerned as the expansion would have a drastic effect on a small market town, it's character, independent small shops, the viability and vitality of the town centre, the wider local economy, a loss of local skills, progressive loss of opportunity to open a new business, a major loss of money... Read More

Horncastle, Lincolnshire

In 2009 Tesco bought  part of the H.A.T Reindeer Close industrial estate, off West Street, in Horncastle to create a replacement store for the town about twice the size of the current store. In July 2010 it withdrew a planning application following opposition. It resubmitted plans in 2011. In July Lincolnshire County Council expressed serious concerns over safety and traffic congestion... Read More