Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Ainsdale, Southport

Despite strong opposition Tesco's plans to build  a 45,000 sq ft Express store in the heart of Ainsdale Village were approved in July 2011.

Residents and traders set up a  campaign group "No to Tesco in Ainsdale" and in March around 100 protestors marched through Ainsdale to oppose the plans. 

In June 2011 MLM Properties submitted an external planning application to turn Sherwood... Read More

Birkdale, Sefton

In January 2014 an application to alter the front of the Gastro building in Liverpool Road was referred back for clarification. The proposal to put in a new entrance door, access ramp and ATM cash dispenser was opposed by village traders and two ward councillors. A petition of objection was signed by 2,971 residents.

Although there was no reference to a supermarket in the planning... Read More

Crosby, Merseyside

Sainsbury’s in Crosby Village is planning to build a new store more than 3 times bigger than the existing one and villagers feel this will damage the village beyond repair.

In May 2010 Sainsbury's submitted a planning application to Sefton Council for the new 50,000 sq ft store at Moor Lane. The plans include seven retail units which could be used to house shops, restaurants, cafes,... Read More