Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Ballycastle, Antrim

Tesco has been trying to open a store in Ballycastle since 2005 when it first submitted an application for a store on Leyland road.

In 2007 Tesco appealed following planning refusal but later withdrew its appeal following a concerted campaign by traders in the town. Please see an article in the Guardian, 7th October 2007.

In 2009 new plans were submitted. A petition opposing the development was signed by over 3,000 people. Planning service said the retail and residential plan for the site would have an "adverse impact" on Ballycastle town centre.

United Kingdom
55° 12' 14.544" N, 6° 15' 3.2904" W
Antrim GB

Campaign Updates
Ballycastle, Antrim

5 March 2014
Planning Appeals commission dismisses Tesco application

The Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) has said that Tesco has caused "significant loss of investment" to a County Antrim town by pursuing a development plan. The PAC also ruled that Tesco had approached the consideration of an alternative site in the town centre in "a negative manner".

1 June 2011
Application refused

Application was recommended for refusal by the Planning Service.

1 May 2009
Tesco submit new application

Tesco submit a planning application to build a supermarket on the Leyland Road for a 15,000 sq ft store and 133 car parking spaces. The proposed store is half the size of previous applications.

1 January 2009
Revised application submitted

A revised application for a 15,000 sq ft store in the Leyland Road area of the town was submitted to Planning Service