Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Ealing, London

In 2014 a new campaign group #NoToTesco #SaveEalingGreen was set up to oppose plans to change the former Oporto/Eatalian's restaurant on St Mary's Road - which now lies empty - into a supermarket convenience store.

Objections to the plans focus on both the location and concern over potential traffic problems caused by delivery lorries.

2010 - Pitshanger Community Association (PCA) organised a public meeting and residents, traders, councillors and MP Steve Pound, were told both Tesco and Explore Learning, a Maths and English tuition company had shown an interest in the former Robert Dyas unit. Tesco has already applied to open up a shop but Explore Learning will need to go through the process of applying for a change of use from a retail to a non-retail unit. 

United Kingdom
51° 30' 46.3644" N, 0° 17' 12.0264" W
London GB

Campaign Updates
Ealing, London

17 January 2015
Tesco abandons plans
5 December 2014
Tesco withdraws applications

Tesco has withdrawn an application for an Express store after neighbours criticised the lack of consultation. Two applications were submitted to Ealing Council on August 12 with proposals to extend an existing commercial space in St Mary’s Road with change of use to a residential unit at the back. Tesco said "We have decided to withdraw our current application in order to fully consult locally and speak further with the council before progressing any proposals. We look forward to hearing from the community and will be in touch shortly.”

16 October 2014
Consultation deadline extended

Original deadline was 10th October but this has been extended to 31st October.

7 June 2010
Public meeting

More than 200 people attended a meeting to express their concern and opposition to plans by Tesco to open a store on Pitshanger Lane, a unique village-like street in Ealing.