Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Hook, Hampshire

Sainsbury’s wants to build a 30,000sq ft store on land off Reading Road as part of a site to the north east of the village earmarked for hundreds of new homes.

Hook Parish Council has objected to the plans, giving 10 reasons why it should be rejected by Hart District Council. It said that as the district council’s draft local plan, the blueprint for building homes in Hart up to 2029, was dismissed by a planning inspector, the application was premature. Other reasons for objection included added traffic, inadequate pedestrian access and an “uninspired” building design which the parish council said looks like “a dull retail shed not suitable in this location having regard to the nearby listed buildings”.

Tesco which also owns a store in the area has objected.

United Kingdom
51° 16' 43.2588" N, 0° 57' 35.748" W
Hampshire GB

Campaign Updates
Hook, Hampshire

21 May 2014
Tesco withdraw plans
27 January 2014
Tesco applys build new store

Tesco has submitted plans to demolish its store in Hook and replace it with a larger one.

15 January 2014
Sainsbury's plans approved
30 December 2013
Tesco apply to expand store

Tesco held a public consultation for shoppers at its store in Station Road. If approved, the expansion plan would see a new 30,000sq ft store built on the current site and land currently occupied by the Rawlings haulage firm. The current 15,000sq ft store would be demolished to make way for car parking and a recycling centre.