Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Great Homer Street, Liverpool

In December 2009 plans for a 80,000 sq ft free-standing Tesco superstore at Great Homer Street, Liverpool were rejected.

The proposal was in competition with a 45-acre regeneration scheme by Liverpool City Council and development partner St Modwen. They had argued the standalone Tesco store would have prejudiced their plans for a new district centre. The Tesco application also included a petrol station, car parking and landscaping, an indoor market and outdoor market area in Great Homer Street. But following a public inquiry earlier this year Tesco's application was rejected by planning inspector Phillip Ware. 

United Kingdom
53° 25' 11.6076" N, 2° 58' 41.196" W
Liverpool GB

Campaign Updates
Great Homer Street, Liverpool

22 March 2016
Planners recommend Sainsbury's plans are approved

Planning chiefs in Liverpool are set to approve proposals for a scaled back supermarket development at the Great Homer Street site. The Sainsburys store is a key element in the £150m Project Jennifer scheme by developer St Modwen.

1 July 2010

On 1st July High Court judges rejected an appeal from Tesco over a planning inspector's decision to refuse permission for a store on a contested site in Liverpool.

1 March 2010
Council wants to buy Tesco land

City Council wrote to Tesco asking to buy it's land in north Liverpool needed for the Project Jennifer regeneration. This followed calls from Sainsbury's in February for Tesco to "step aside" and let the regeneration project begin.

4 January 2010
Tesco seek judicial review

Tesco announced it will seek a judicial review over the decision to turn down its application. Tesco will seek a review of the decision which favoured Sainsbury's to open a supermarket as part of the project in the Great Homer Street area. Sainsbury’s was chosen to be the retail partner of the £150m Project Jennifer which is seen as central to improve the Everton and Kirkdale areas.