Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Farnham, Surrey

In 2007 residents and retailers in Farnham formed a group, East Street Action, to campaign against Crest Nicholson Sainsbury (CNS) plans for East Street. The proposed development was within 5km of a Special Protection Area of heathland which is home to endangered species: the Dartford warbler, the nightjar and the woodlark.

The town's small independent retailers are worried about the... Read More

Fetcham, Surrey

Traders have expressed "grave concerns" after it was revealed Tesco will become the second national supermarket chain to open in the village - Sainsbury's recently opened a store. Circle Housing's plans to demolish Tudor Motors garage in The Street and build nine affordable homes above 413 sq m of retail space.


Godalming, Surrey

Residents say the public house that Tesco wants to takeover is sited on a very busy roundabout-controlled road junction and the increased traffic - arising from customers and deliveries - which they are concerned will be a major problem. A petition against the plans gathered over 5,000 signatures.

In November more than 50% of those who responded to a survey following a public meeting... Read More