Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Bath, Somerset

Tesco and St James’s Investments Ltd submitted a detailed planning application for a store on the former Bath Press site which will comprise retail, commercial, community and residential uses.  A planning application on the former Bath Press site at Lower Bristol Road, was first submitted to Bath and North East Somerset Council in August 2010. But later withdrawn.

New plans were then... Read More

Bridgwater, Somerset

In August 2009 residents of Bridgwater learnt that Tesco is the frontrunner to take over the Sedgemoor Splash pool site (which was closed in 2009). In 2011 Somerset County Council and Sedgemoor District Council, who jointly own the site in Northgate, sold the land to Tesco.

The Tesco Extra plans would include part of the neighbouring Brewery Fields but campaigners applied to have that... Read More


In October 2011 Cheddar Football Club announced plans to sell their ground to Tesco and move to a new, state-of-the-art facility open to the public if planning permission for a supermarket on the Bowden's Park ground is granted.

Residents were concerned that the development may create more traffic in the village and hurt local traders. A Tesco Express has already wiped out all the other... Read More