Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Useful Links

This section contains links to further resources and sources of information and support.

  • Planning Aid provides free, independent and professional advice and support on planning issues to people and communities who cannot afford to hire a planning consultant. Planning Aid complements the work of local authorities but is wholly independent of them. 
  • Friends of the Earth has a telephone advice line, staffed by lawyers and legal volunteers, to offer members of the public advice on environmental legal problems. The line is open the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on  0800 138 163.  
  • The Environmental Law Foundation can provide more specialist help if you are seeking a Judicial Review. 
  • The Association of Convenience Stores has a comprehensive website with information on its campaigns to protect local shops.
  • The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has a planning website with advice on responding to planning applications. 
  • The UK Government’s Planning Portal is a good resource from which to learn about the planning system, apply for planning permission, find out about development near you, appeal against a planning decision and research the latest government policy. 

Useful reports

  • Friends of the Earth briefing "How to…oppose a supermarket planning application" provides useful guidance in opposing applications, including a step-by-step guide to making your way through the English planning system.
  • For general information on engaging in the planning process, please see Friends of the Earth's Community Resource Pack which provides a number of resources to help local people and communities get their voice heard in decisions which affect them.