Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Greasby, Wirral

Campaigners argued that any jobs created will be offset by potential redundancies from local traders if business is taken away. They were also concerned about traffic issues, disquiet about the design of the proposed buildings, and their very close proximity to the existing library and children’s centre. Around 5,000 residents signed a petition against the supermarket plan.

In October 2012 campaigners lost their two-year fight against a Sainsbury’s in Greasby despite Wirral council officers rejecting the plans twice. The Government’s planning inspectorate ruled that planning permission should be approved.

United Kingdom
53° 22' 22.3788" N, 3° 7' 19.8372" W
Wirral GB

Campaign Updates
Greasby, Wirral

1 October 2012
Appeal upheld
6 December 2011
Revised plans submitted

Greene King brewery submit revised plans for a Sainsbury's Local on the Red Cat pub car-park.