Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Edinburgh, Picardy Place

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, 13th March 2009.

United Kingdom
55° 56' 52.5768" N, 3° 11' 34.4472" W
Edinburgh GB

Campaign Updates
Edinburgh, Picardy Place

1 February 2010
Application approved

Plans approved.