Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

In December 2010 a proposal to build a 25,000 sq ft Morrisons supermarket and 269 car -park spaces on the site of the Cattle Market was lodged with Monmouthshire Council.

The Keep Abergavenny Livestock Market (KALM) group were strongly opposed to the plans. Abergavenny town council rejected plans to demolish the existing cattle market to make way for the Morrisons store at a meeting in... Read More

Caldicot, Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire Council proposed to sell off four acres of Caldicot School's playing fields for a supermarket, and use cash from the sale to fund a rebuild of the school. But the proposals faced opposition from the school, Caldicot Town Council and residents. A local referendum was held with 1,535 residents turning out to vote (20.6 per cent) on the question "Do you approve of Monmouthshire... Read More

Magor, Monmouthshire

More than 100 people and organisations objected to plans to build a new Tesco convenience store in Undy. Tesco applied to demolish existing buildings at Undy Service Station on the B4245.

Objections focused on inadequate parking, congestion and fears the new store would undermine the central shopping area in Magor.