In 2007 Tesco submitted plans for a development including a 5,000 sq m store on the edge of town. Local residents formed the Save Our Market Town - Keep Crediton Thrivingcampaign to oppose the development. Campaigners set up the Crediton Traffic Action Group website. Campaigners also submitted an objection letter and supplementary objection. However, at a special meeting in August 2007 Mid Devon District Council's planning committee approved the application following advice from the planning officers.