Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Caldicot, Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire Council proposed to sell off four acres of Caldicot School's playing fields for a supermarket, and use cash from the sale to fund a rebuild of the school. But the proposals faced opposition from the school, Caldicot Town Council and residents. A local referendum was held with 1,535 residents turning out to vote (20.6 per cent) on the question "Do you approve of Monmouthshire County Council plans for a supermarket in Caldicot to be built on part of Caldicot Comprehensive School fields?" 906 people voted yes, and 624 voted no, meaning Monmouthshire council can push ahead with its plans with the support of the town. 



United Kingdom
51° 35' 48.102" N, 2° 45' 56.9088" W
Monmouthshire GB

Campaign Updates
Caldicot, Monmouthshire

4 February 2014
Asda plans final approval
3 April 2012
Permission granted

 Asda confirmed it had bid for the land. 

1 December 2011
Welsh government urged to call-in plans

The Welsh Government was urged to step in by a number of Caldicot town councillors after a petition was submitted to the Welsh Government requesting that it examines Monmouthshire Council's decision to approve planning permission for a new supermarket to be built on part of the playing field at Caldicot Comprehensive School.