In 2004 Morrisons submitted plans for a large regional distribution centre, of 75,000 sq m, to serve the south of England. The site was bound on 3 sides by residential properties and residents were worried that because of a lack of access into the M1, HGV traffic would need to travel cross country through towns and villages. Local people in the village of Barton Seagrave felt that the car park would be accessed through the village, and set up a campaigning group Barton Seagrave Action Group. The campaign sent in 1000 objection letters, demonstrated at the Council officers and had 300 people turn up for the Planning Committee meeting. Opposition was coordinated through the Parish Council. The application was rejected, but Morrisons appealed.