Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Bathwick Street, Bath

In 2008 a campaign group opposed plans for a new Tesco Express on Bathwick Street. The plans were refused by the local council twice, but were then approved by central government. However, the planning inspector approving the plans did recognise that the development would have an adverse impact on road safety, and imposed a planning condition requiring Tesco to make safe the surrounding roads.

The site is next door to an independent grocery store that has been there for 20 years. The campaign group organised a well-attended community meeting on the 7th January 2008, and successfully objected to an attempt by Tesco to extend the store's liquor licensing hours beyond its opening hours. 

Bath and North East Somerset
United Kingdom
51° 20' 14.9136" N, 2° 18' 25.6644" W
Bath and North East Somerset GB

Campaign Updates
Bathwick Street, Bath

5 March 2008
Application rejected

Bath and North East Somerset Council rejected an application by Tesco to open the store before the surrounding roads are made safe