Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Crickhowell, Powys

Around 150 people have turned out in Crickhowell High Street in Powys to oppose plans to convert a pub in the High Street into a convenience store.

Campaigners say that Crickhowell boasts one of the few independent High Streets in Wales, it's one of the towns unique selling points. Crickhowell is already well served by 3 independent convenience stores, two butchers, a bakers, an off... Read More

Hay-on-Wye, Powys

Residents in Hay-on-Wye are concerned about plans by Powys County Council to sell off the site occupied by Hay-on-Wye county primary school to make way for a “retail development”. In return the developer, Gaufron Developments, would pay for a new school and youth and community hall to be built.

Powys County Council said its involvement in the deal is as landowners considering selling... Read More

Machynlleth, Powys

In 2008 Tesco bought land in Machynlleth and wants to open a new 27,000 sq ft supermarket.

From 2008-2010 Keep Mach Special campaign group opposed the plans and finally, on 22nd June 2010 the Welsh Assembly ruled that Tesco's planning application for a store in  Machynlleth should be refused on safety grounds. The Welsh Assembly Government directed Powys County Council... Read More