Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Since 2003 seven large retail applications have been received for Berwick in north Northumberland. The town is small and geographically quite isolated.

Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Council gave permission for an out of town Tesco, an adjacent retail park, and a 50% extension to Morrisons. Two other applicants, including Asda, appealed against these plans, and a mammoth five-way public inquiry started in 2007.

United Kingdom
55° 45' 51.1668" N, 2° 0' 57.5676" W
Northumberland GB

Campaign Updates
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

1 February 2012
Morrisons announces extension plans

Morrisons lodged an application to increase its size by 29 per cent.

1 December 2008
Secretary of State approves Tesco's plans


3 March 2008
Co-op appeal to the Secretary of State

Over the decision to let Tesco open in Berwick

16 January 2008
Tesco's plans approved by the Planning Inspectorate