Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Blandford Forum, Dorset

Tesco is planning to double the size of its store in Blandford Forum. Tesco has failed 3 times to expand before in the town.

 Background

The town has a population of 10,000 and residents and traders feel the existing store is already an adequate size as the town is also served by a Morrisons, Iceland and Somerfield (Co-op), along with 2 Spars, one one-stop, one express convenience store, a Co-op convenience store, a Nisa local and a couple of independent retailers.

The town also supports a number of local retailers including clothes outlets, a bakers,  5 chemists, the 8 cafes in town and non-food retailers such as our hardware store an adverse effect seen as half of the new footage at Tesco will be non food products, a pharmacy (including out of hours) and a cafe.

 

Dorset
United Kingdom
50° 51' 34.0812" N, 2° 9' 46.5588" W
Dorset GB

Campaign Updates
Blandford Forum, Dorset

14 February 2012
Expansion plans approved
12 September 2011
Tesco submitted plans

Tesco submitted formal plans to expand the store from 2,194 square metres to 4,066 square metres