Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Dale Street, Liverpool

Tesco plans to open its 11th store in Liverpool city centre. Consultants, on behalf of the supermarket, have submitted plans to the city council for a new express branch in Dale Street. The store will be located in the former Spar unit on the ground floor of the former Pioneer buildings – near the corner of Vernon Street – which are being converted into a hotel.

It will be within five... Read More

Great Homer Street, Liverpool

In December 2009 plans for a 80,000 sq ft free-standing Tesco superstore at Great Homer Street, Liverpool were rejected.

The proposal was in competition with a 45-acre regeneration scheme by Liverpool City Council and development partner St Modwen. They had argued the standalone Tesco store would have prejudiced their plans for a new district centre. The Tesco application also included... Read More

Kirkby, Merseyside

In November 2009, Secretary of State John Denham upheld the planning inspectorate's decision to refuse permission to Everton Football Club and Tesco to build a new stadium and retail park in Kirkby.

In October, Knowsley Council held a public consultation event on the new plans. The Kirkby Residents Action Group (KRAG) is concerned that the arrival of a big store on the edge of the main... Read More