Campaigning to curb supermarket power

North Somerset

Portishead, North Somerset

In September 2012 Tesco announced that it wanted to open an Express store in a former pub, the Royal Oak in West Hill. Local traders vowed to fight the proposals and a Portishead Action Group was set up.

Tesco confirmed it had signed a lease on the pub with owners Enterprise Inns. Because the pub is classed as a retail business, no change of use... Read More