In February 2009 Tesco submitted plans for a third Express store within one square mile in Edinburgh.
Many residents and traders fear the supermarket chain is swamping the neighbourhood, with an Express store on Leith Walk and a superstore on Broughton Road. A leaflet campaign was mounted against the move amid fears it will damage the strong mix of independent shops in the area.
Key objections include concerns about the traffic disruption and increased deliveries disturbing neighbours. For further information please see an article in the news.scotsman.com, 13th March 2009.