Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Hadleigh, Suffolk

The Hands off Hadleigh (formerly CAASH) campaign in Hadleigh, Suffolk, has been a long running one.

After initial successes in stopping a Tesco superstore on the edge of the town centre, Tesco returned with a second application in 2004, which was also rejected. Another application was rejected in 2008, and Tesco again tried to get permission in 2010.

In 2013 Hadleigh Chamber submitted objections to the new plans. Their objections can be viewed at


United Kingdom
52° 2' 42.2808" N, 0° 57' 9.5292" E
Suffolk GB

Campaign Updates
Hadleigh, Suffolk

13 December 2013
Tesco will not appeal against refusal
18 September 2013
Babergh Council refuse Tesco plans

By seven votes to six to reject the plans owing to the negative economic impact a store would have on the town centre, this was despite a recommendation from planning officers to approve the application.

30 April 2013
Barbergh Council responds to QC's Tesco Report

The recent opening of a Morrisons supermarket in Hadleigh will be taken into account when plans for a new Tesco are considered the council has confirmed. A legal report by a top QC questioning the validity of a proposal to build a Tesco on the former Brett Works was delivered to Babergh District Council in April.

6 August 2012
Tesco submits new plans
4 July 2011
Plans rejected