Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute

In 2009 Tesco launched a bid to build a bigger store (40,000 sq ft) in Campbeltown, which has a population of less than 5,000 and already has a Tesco and a Co-op. There appears to have been a "done deal" with First Milk for Tesco to buy the present Creamery site. A new Creamery is planned on another site. The existing shops in the town are already struggling and residents and shop-keepers feel this proposal will suck the life out of the town centre.

Argyll and Bute
United Kingdom
55° 25' 26.8212" N, 5° 36' 19.3464" W
Argyll and Bute GB

Campaign Updates
Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute

1 January 2012
Deal cancelled!

First Milk announce that instead of selling the existing creamery site to Tesco - who say the numbers originally worked out in 2008 no longer stack up – it will install a brand new manufacturing facility on the existing site.

1 September 2010
Plans approved

The Council approves the plans.

1 February 2010
Application granted

In February 2010 Tesco formally submitted a planning application to Argyll and Bute Council. For more information please see an article at, 25th August 2010.