Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Alsager, Staffordshire

Sainsbury's plans for a new out-of-town store were due to go before Cheshire East Council's strategic planning committee but were pulled by the company after they were recommended for refusal by planning officers. In a list of key reasons why the store should be refused, planners said the design of the store was 'poor' and not enough information had been provided about the impact on traffic.... Read More

Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire

Tesco submitted plans to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council to turn a community pub " The Duke of Wellington" into a Tesco Express store. The site already has permission for use as a convenience store, but Tesco had to submit applications for an extension to the ground floor, air conditioning equipment and a cash machine, as well as advertisement consent for signage. The proposals also... Read More

Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

December 2007 - East Staffordshire Borough Council pulled out of the negotiations with Tesco to build a 105,000sq ft megastore on the Bargates Riverside centre site.

November 2008 - the Council's planning committee unanimously rejected Tesco's plans to build nine retail units on the site because they were 'out of character' for the area.

October 2009 -Council officials set out... Read More