Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Abingdon Road, Oxford

Tesco has applied four times to build a two- or three-storey Tesco Express on the site of the former Fox and Hounds pub, on Abingdon Road in Oxford. The application has been turned down three times by the Council and once at public inquiry by a Planning Inspector.

In December the Council deferred two planning applications. Tesco stated that "The legal position with regards to the... Read More

Abingdon, Oxfordshire

In 2004 Tesco submitted a planning application to increase the size of the store by one third and create an additional 180 car-parking spaces. Local retailers have campaigned against the proposal fearing it would turn Abingdon town centre into a ghost town.

 In 2011 Tesco opened a third store in The Ox, in Oxford Road despite a petition of 100 signatures objecting to the plans. Tesco... Read More

Carterton, West Oxfordshire

In July 2009, Sainsbury’s applied to build a 26,000 sq ft food store in the empty West Oxfordshire Business Park, in Upavon Way.