Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Ainsdale, Southport

Despite strong opposition Tesco's plans to build  a 45,000 sq ft Express store in the heart of Ainsdale Village were approved in July 2011.

Residents and traders set up a  campaign group "No to Tesco in Ainsdale" and in March around 100 protestors marched through Ainsdale to oppose the plans. 

In June 2011 MLM Properties submitted an external planning application to turn Sherwood House on Station Road, which it owns, to for a single retail unit.


United Kingdom
53° 37' 36.2064" N, 3° 0' 56.6892" W
Sefton GB

Campaign Updates
Ainsdale, Southport

4 July 2011
Plans approved

Sefton's planning committee approved the application despite just three out of 15 members on the planning committee voting in favor.

12 February 2011
Campaign protest

More than 400 residents joined a protest.