Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Great Harwood, Lancashire

In 2007 plans were submitted to Hyndburn Council for a 45,000 sq. ft Tesco store. Local retailers started a campaign to oppose the development. For further information please see the local media coverage.

United Kingdom
53° 46' 54.8904" N, 2° 24' 0.8964" W
Lancashire GB

Campaign Updates
Great Harwood, Lancashire

Application sent to Public Inquiry

In January 2008 the application was approved but the Local Government Office in Manchester ordered a 4-day public inquiry which started on July 7th 2008.

Application refused

On 5th December 2008 an article in the Blackburn Citizen reported that Government Inspector, Philip Ware, has refused Tesco permission to open a new store in Great Harwood. He concluded there was no longer a need for the store in the town after a £32million Tesco store off Eagle Street, Accrington, was approved following a seperate planning enquiry.

New application granted

On the 23rd June 2009  Hyndburn planning committee approved a 4,900 sq m Tesco store on Queen Street, Great Harwood. For more information please see an article in the Lancashire Telegraph, 24th  June 2009.