Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Allenton, Derby

Allenton in Derby still has a vibrant local shop based High Street. In 2005 local residents and traders mounted a campaign to stop Tesco taking over the site of the outdoor market and a nearby closed pub, the Mitre, to build a new supermarket. Over 1,000 people signed a petition against proposals to demolish the pub and the adjoining market and houses in Whitehurst Street to make way for the supermarket.

In February 2010, Tesco approached Councillors and traders about its plans. In May, Tesco held a public consultation about the plans for the new store and submitted a planning application to the city council for a 65,000sq ft store and petrol station on the site of the Mitre pub, together with a market, which would replace the existing larger one in September.

United Kingdom
52° 53' 24.9468" N, 1° 27' 13.0644" W
Derbyshire GB

Campaign Updates
Allenton, Derby

2 November 2015
Tesco in talks about selling six houses

Tesco is in talks about selling six houses it owns on a site in Allenton to Derby City Council.


28 August 2015
Tesco puts land up for sale
8 January 2015
Tsco abandons plans for store
26 September 2014
Tesco reaffirms intentions to build on site
1 July 2014
Tesco may scale back plans
28 July 2011
Plans approved
21 April 2011
Decision deferred

A decision on the plans were deferred because of concerns about traffic problems. 

3 May 2010
Tesco submits plans

For a 65,000 sq ft store.