Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

In June 2010 Cheltenham Borough Council approved plans for a 42,000 sq ft Asda supermarket on the former Woodward Diesel Systems headquarters in Hatherley Lane as part of an office development. 80,000 sq ft of offices will be built alongside the store.

Small shops and community groups in other parts of the town were concerned it could draw away trade and there were also concerns from local residents about the impact of increased traffic. 


United Kingdom
51° 54' 0.8028" N, 2° 4' 35.0976" W
Gloucestershire GB

Campaign Updates
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

23 November 2017
Objections to Aldi's plans for second store
14 April 2017
Residents oppose plans for a second Aldi store

More than 250 concerned people attended a public meeting to voice their fears about a proposal to build an Aldi store, Costa Coffee shop and day nursery on the greenbelt site next to the emerging BMW garage. Submitted by Hinton Properties (Grovefield Way) Ltd, it is for land off North Road West and Grovefield Way in The Reddings, close to the Golden Valley Bypass and has led to more than 300 objections being submitted to the borough council. A petition with more than 800 signatures has also been compiled against the idea.

24 June 2010
Plans approved

Cheltenham Borough Council's planning committee approved the plans but with the condition that hours are restricted to the same as the rival Tesco store in Collets Drive and Sainsbury’s in Tewkesbury Road and Oakley.