Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Amesbury, Wiltshire

In September 2007 Tesco submitted a planning application for a 40,000 square-foot supermarket on the former Gregory's Transport depot in London Road, Amesbury.

Durrington, Worthing

A huge development, including new housing and the largest Tesco in the southeast, has been given the go-ahead in Worthing. Protesters, with significant support from the local community, set up a tree protest camp to protest the destruction of local woodland. The Inquiry into the setting up of a South Downs National Park was reopened in 2008 following the out-cry caused by the Inspectors... Read More

Malmesbury, Wiltshire

In February 2012, a local economist published a report analysing the effect of a new Sainsbury's store on Malmesbury.

In May 2012, a report commissioned by Wiltshire Council and published by GVA Grimley found that Sainsbury's impact on Malmesbury area would result in an estimated loss of £5 million turnover from local businesses. The report compares the two applications, concluding that... Read More