Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

In March 2010 Tesco revealed that it wants to build a store in Aberystwyth and the site could be Mill Street car park, which has now been officially earmarked by Ceredigion County Council for a major shopping development by Councillors.

In September 2011 the Cambrian News reported that the preferred bidders for the multi-million-pound development of Mill Street car park in Aberystwyth are Chelverton, in association with Tesco. Three developers were in the running and Ceredigion Cabinet members voted to accept the one which gained highest points in a council tender process.




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52° 24' 44.8992" N, 4° 4' 53.1156" W
Ceredigion GB

Campaign Updates
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

17 July 2014
Planning inspector backs compulsory purchase

Following a public hearing the Welsh government published the decision of the planning inspector backing the compulsory purchase order against the properties. The inspector found that the development was in the public interest even though it infringed Mrs Jones's human rights.

13 November 2013
Objectors plan protest

When councillors visited the Mill Street car park before discussing the plans for a Tesco and Marks and Spencer’s store.The application is recommended for approval despite attracting over 70 objections.

28 August 2013
Tesco plans submitted by developers
23 May 2013
Ceredigion's full council voted to issue the CPO for Enid Jones's terraced home in Aberystwyth.



11 May 2013
Resident refuses to move to make way for development

The proposed scheme means Enid Jones could be forced to leave her home to make way for a 25,000 sq ft Tesco, three-storey Marks & Spencer and 550-space car park. Developers applied for a compulsory purchase order from Ceredigion Council, having persuaded every one of Enid’s 11 neighbours to agree to sell their homes.

1 February 2013
Council agree development

Ceredigion County Council released an artist's impression of what they hope the proposed Mill Street development will look like.  

1 December 2011
M&S Application

Marks and Spencer (M&S) is planning a new 54,000 sq ft (5,000 sqm )store as part of the Mill Street development, alongside a new Tesco.

3 October 2011
Tesco confirmed

It was confirmed that a Tesco would be built on the former car park. Residents of Glyndwr Road resisted the scheme as it required the demolition of their houses, and pensioners also protested the demolition of a day centre.