Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire

In 2004 Morrisons submitted plans for a large regional distribution centre, of 75,000 sq m, to serve the south of England. The site was bound on 3 sides by residential properties and residents were worried that because of a lack of access into the M1, HGV traffic would need to travel cross country through towns and villages. Local people in the village of Barton Seagrave felt that the car park... Read More

Camp Hill, Northamptonshire

More than 2,200 people have signed a petition including the local MP to support a Camp Hill shopkeeper’s fight against a Tesco Express opening on his doorstep.

The Hill Shop, in Hunsbury Hill Road is threatened because of Tesco's plans to convert the old Ironstone pub into an Express store.

Tesco is yet to submit a formal planning application.

Corby, Northamptonshire

Traders and town centre landlord, Land Securities, objected to Tesco plans to build a new 11,070 sq m store on the St James industrial estate in Corby. They were concerned that the store, situated about 1km from the town centre on the site of former steelworks slag heaps, would have a negative impact on trade.