In 2004 Tesco submitted a planning application to increase the size of the store by one third and create an additional 180 car-parking spaces. Local retailers have campaigned against the proposal fearing it would turn Abingdon town centre into a ghost town.
In 2011 Tesco opened a third store in The Ox, in Oxford Road despite a petition of 100 signatures objecting to the plans. Tesco also opened a Tesco Express store in the former Fitzharris Arms pub, in Thornhill Walk,in June.
In July 2012 the Witney Gazette reported that Tesco has submitted a planning application for a new 470 sq metre sales floor area extension to its existing store.