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 glastonburypeople.co.uk, 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.