Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Bridlington, East Riding

Esso lodged an appeal with the planning inspectorate after a decision to refuse planning permission for an out of town Tesco Express store at a planning committee meeting in October 2008.

After receiving a 1,000 name petition from local residents and Old Town traders fearing it would hit their business, East Riding of Yorkshire Council refused Esso permission to develop its Scarborough Road filling station in Bridlington with a Tesco Express store. The committee agreed with objectors the proposed development would lead to increased traffic at an already busy site and that Scarborough Road was inadequate to cater for parking, loading, off-loading and manoeuvring of cars and delivery vehicles. They also felt the new store could lead to the closure of nearby convenience stores in Old Town, which was the type of local shopping area the council wanted to protect.

East Riding of Yorkshire
United Kingdom
54° 5' 7.26" N, 0° 11' 55.6872" W
East Riding of Yorkshire GB

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Bridlington, East Riding

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1 June 2009
Appeal dismissed

The planning inspector refused the appeal saying the application would increase traffic at the site and that "given the scale of the store and its predicted turnover, the entire High Street trade in convenience goods would be in jeopardy." He said the plans for a Tesco Express store did not meet a retail need and would be an inappropriate retail development in an out of centre location likely to affect the area around High Street.

1 October 2008
Application refused