Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Bolsover, Derbyshire

Local residents and traders are concerned by Morrisons plans to build a store on the site of Bolsover District Council's offices as it would mean the loss of a beautiful local park with many mature trees, a splendid late Victorian mansion and the complete demolition of Council office buildings that are less than 20 years old.

They came together to form Sherwood Green SOS and seek to defeat the proposal either by getting the green registered under the Commons Act or by getting planning permission refused.

At the September 2012 meeting of Bolsover Council, campaigners from Sherwood Green SOS lobbied Councillors about the loss of 100 trees contained in the proposals.

United Kingdom
53° 13' 41.646" N, 1° 18' 6.768" W
Derbyshire GB

Campaign Updates
Bolsover, Derbyshire

10 October 2017
New retail plans unveiled

Rothstone Estates wants to build a mid-sized foodstore and four smaller units on the site of Sherwood Lodge where Bolsover District Council's offices used to be based.


17 June 2015
Morrisons puts up for sale site on Oxcroft Lane

The council picked Morrisons as its preferred bidder to build a superstore after negotiations began in 2011 and planning permission was granted by the council in 2012.

19 November 2013
Public open space wrongly sold

A Government watchdog has ruled that public open space was wrongly sold for a multi-million pound supermarket development . Bolsover District Council has already given the go-ahead for a massive Morrisons’ supermarket and petrol station after selling its former Sherwood Lodge HQ site, off Oxcroft Lane, Bolsover.It included green land which protestors wanted to preserve.But the Local Government Ombudsman announced on Tuesday that the council had sold the land without correctly advertising its sale as open space - denying residents the right to object on that basis.

3 December 2012
Plans approved
2 July 2012
Morrisons submits plans