Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Areley Kings, Worcestershire

Campaigners in Areley Kings say they will fight plans by Tesco to replace the village pub with a Tesco Express store. Tesco has taken a lease from Punch Taverns for the Squirrel Inn and could open at the Areley Common site later this year. Planning applications are likely to be submitted in the coming weeks, during which the Squirrel will continue to trade.



Barbourne Rd, Worcester

In April 2008 Tesco submitted two new applications to Worcester City Council that both contained plans for a new Tesco Express on the site of a former petrol station on Barbourne Road. Local shopkeepers opposed the plans.

In January 2014  a planning application was submitted to Worcester City Council for Sainsbury's to transform an old furniture store in Barbourne Road into a local... Read More

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

A campaign group was set up in Bromsgrove to object to plans by Sainsburys to build a new 45,000 sq ft store on the Bromsgrove Retail Park on Birmingham Road.

A planning application was submitted in May 2009.