Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Glastonbury, Somerset

Tesco submitted plans to Mendip District Council in February 2009 to build a new 41,000 sq ft supermarket on the site of Avalon Plastics and won outline permission to redevelop the site in August. Avalon Plastics won outline permission to build a new factory on the Morlands site in Beckery New Road.

The planning application was then called in by the Secretary of State and Tesco withdrew it's  plans.

In December 2011, local residents came together under the banner Occupy Culture and occupied the site. Please see this youtube video for more information and this article at, 8th January 2012.

In December 2010 Tesco lodged a formal planning application for a 25,000 sq foot supermarket. A Facebook group opposed to the development has more than 260 members.

United Kingdom
51° 8' 56.256" N, 2° 43' 28.5924" W
Somerset GB

Campaign Updates
Glastonbury, Somerset

24 November 2015
Aldi plans recommended for approval
31 August 2011
Plans approved
6 December 2010
Tesco submits new application
15 February 2010
Tesco withdraw plans


19 November 2009
Decision called-in by the Secretary of State

Mendip District Council's decision to approve a Tesco application was called-in by the Secretary of State.

12 August 2009
Plans approved

Mendip District Council planning committee approved the application for a new Tesco store which would be built on stilts, with 324 car parking spaces underneath, but with a number of conditions attached.