Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

December 2007 - East Staffordshire Borough Council pulled out of the negotiations with Tesco to build a 105,000sq ft megastore on the Bargates Riverside centre site.

November 2008 - the Council's planning committee unanimously rejected Tesco's plans to build nine retail units on the site because they were 'out of character' for the area.

October 2009 -Council officials set out their plans for Bargates and told site owner Tesco: “Like it or lump it.” The Council told site owner Tesco it expects it to co-operate. And if it does not, the council will compulsarily purchase the site for £4 million. Please see an article in the Burton Mail, October 2009.

September 2010 -Tesco agreed a deal to sell the Bargates land to East Staffordshire Borough Council.

October 2010 -Tesco announced it is planning to build a new 110,000 sq ft Tesco Extra store, petrol station and 636 space car park on derelict former railway sidings.

April 2011- Councillors on East Staffordshire Borough Council's planning applications committee approved Tesco's plans to build the 110,000 sq ft store, petrol station and 636 car parking spaces at the Dixie Sidings site off Hawkins Lane.

February 2013 - East Staffordshire Council confirms it now fully owns the Bargates land.

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Campaign Updates
Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

29 August 2017
Planning application for former Tesco Bargates site

For mixture of over-55s apartments with shops and a restaurant/café  wll be submitted to council planners for consideration.

11 September 2016
Care home and offices planned for site
3 October 2015
Tesco refuses to comment on whether it is in talks to sell Burton site

Tesco has refused to confirm if it is in talks to sell its axed Burton site to an investment company. The firm is understood to be in advanced discussions to sell 10 development sites to European investment giant Meyer Bergman, but it is not known if Burton's Hawkins Lane is among the earmarked locations, despite reports in several national newspapers.

22 April 2015
New supermarket given green light

David Burkey has now been granted permission for a smaller store on the former Dixie Sidings site which will be sold to another company for development.

16 April 2015
Planning application submitted for food store in place of Tesco

Tesco has abandoned plans to build on land in Hawkins Lane, Burton, and a different application has now been made. David Burkey has submitted a plan which includes a food store, retail unit and petrol station, along with associated servicing and plant equipment.


4 December 2014
Detailed plans resubmitted
19 September 2014
Tesco announces new plans

Tesco has come back with new application for it's land off Hawkins Lane.