Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Archer Road, Sheffield

In 2010 Sainsbury's submitted plans for a 40 per cent extension of their Archer Road store. But the Council refused the application because of concerns that traffic generated by the expansion would clog up already strained roads and would worsen air quality.  The Millhouses and Carterknowle Community Group also shared these concerns.

In August 2011 Sainsbury’s lost its appeal against refusal of planning permission to extend a Sheffield store. The planning inspector said: “I consider that the main issues in this case are the effect of the proposal on local air quality and the safety and convenience of highway users.” He said the expanded store could attract up to 13 per cent more traffic – which would be unaccepteble when combined with that generated by plans for the expanded Tesco and development of retirement homes on the former Jacobs site, off Abbeydale Road.

United Kingdom
53° 20' 44.2788" N, 1° 28' 39.5796" W
Sheffield GB

Campaign Updates
Archer Road, Sheffield

2 October 2012
Sainsbury's discontinues its High Court appeal

Against decisions by Sheffield Council and the Planning Inspectorate to refuse its expansion plans.

1 August 2011
Appeal dismissed
1 June 2011
Public Inquiry held
2 August 2010
Application refsused but Sainsbury's appeal
1 March 2010
Sainsbury's submits application

Fro a 40 per cent extension to its store.