Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Tesco revealed plans in May 2012 to open a store on the derelict Crossways Garage site in Saxmundham Road, Aldeburgh - next door to the Co-op. The proposed scheme is for a Tesco Express that would measure 2,700 sq ft of retail space - around half the size of the neighbouring Co-op. A campaign group "Say No to Tesco in Aldeburgh - Keep Aldeburgh Special" was set up to oppose... Read More

Felixstowe, Suffolk

Tesco is planning a 60,000 sq ft superstore, 250 houses, hotel, private medical centre, three small shops on a 30 acre field in Walton High Street. European MP Richard Howitt has voiced concerns about the environmental impacts of such a large building project and the impact the scheme would have on the existing town centre and small local shops.

A group has been formed to fight the... Read More

Hadleigh, Suffolk

The Hands off Hadleigh (formerly CAASH) campaign in Hadleigh, Suffolk, has been a long running one.

After initial successes in stopping a Tesco superstore on the edge of the town centre, Tesco returned with a second application in 2004, which was also rejected. Another application was rejected in 2008, and Tesco again tried to get permission in 2010.

In 2013... Read More