Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Buxton, Derbyshire

A campaign group,"Buxton Against Tesco" opposed Tesco building a big new store gathering a petition of over 5,000 signatures. Many of the town’s independent retailers displayed posters and placards protesting against the proposal.

In May 2011 Morrisons were given permission to extend their Buxton store – despite objections from Tesco - but subject to 21 conditions and the signing of a legal agreement.



United Kingdom
53° 15' 48.852" N, 1° 54' 41.8356" W
Derbyshire GB

Campaign Updates
Buxton, Derbyshire

26 July 2015
Aldi plans for New Mills approved
22 February 2015
Members of Buxton Civic Association reject plans
30 January 2015
Tesco no longer involved in £35m redevelopment

Tesco has confirmed it will not be involved in the £35 million redevelopment of the former Buxton Mineral Water site.

16 October 2014
Plans for food store criticsed by local traders

A Buxton traders group has criticised plans to re-develop the former mineral water site on Station Road. In August, Consolidated Property Group (CPG) unveiled plans for a £35 million revamp of the site to include a hotel, food store, restaurants and small shops on the site of the former Buxton Mineral Water factory.


1 December 2011
Tesco withdraws it's application
3 October 2011
Tesco submits plans

For a 6,601 sq m store on the current Nestle water bottling plant on Station Road

2 May 2011
Morrisons extension plans approved