Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Ashford, Kent

A planning application to turn the 150-year-old Black Dog pub in Ashford into a Tesco was submitted in May 2013. The pub is only 300 yards form a Tesco superstore.

Ashford Common Councillor Frank Ayers said: “The residents seem to be against the proposals – particularly the traders at the parade. The residents are planning to get a petition out. Whether that carries any weight remains to be seen. I would hope it would. A petition signed by 533 names together with seven letters of objection had been submitted opposing the plans. A campaign group " Stop The Black Dog being turned into Tesco Express" was set up.

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Campaign Updates
Ashford, Kent

15 May 2014
Morrisons abandons plans for store
8 November 2013
Morrisons announces plans

The store, with a petrol filling station, could be built along Victoria Road, opposite furniture shop Homeplus. The store, part of a regeneration project of Victoria Way, will be built at the junction with Beaver Road.

8 August 2013
Plans approved

by Spelthorne Borough Council’s planning committee.