Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Horsham, West Sussex

Tesco wants to convert a former restaurant in Horsham into a convenience store. It has written to potential neighbours in Brighton Road outlining its plans for the site, which was once the St Leonard’s Arms.

Tesco hopes to submit plans soon to Horsham District Council to make small amendments to the building, including adding a cash point, to open a Tesco Express store in Summer 2013.

Residents are concerned about the extra traffic that will result and the trade existing shops will lose. A campaign group "No Thanks Tesco"  has been set up. The group organised a public meeting and over 200 people have signed a petition opposing the plans.

West Sussex
United Kingdom
51° 3' 49.8204" N, 0° 21' 10.5696" W
West Sussex GB

Campaign Updates
Horsham, West Sussex

25 September 2015
Sainsbury'splans to open new Local store

Sainsbury’s hopes to take over part of the building owned by Horsham Floorings and Furnishings in Crawley Road, Horsham next year. The Sainsbury’s Local store planned for the area is subject to planning permission for its second premises in the town.

4 July 2013
Five applications approved

For the old Silver Wok site by Horsham District Council’s Development Control North Committee. The applications were for a canopy, air conditioning units, minor external alterations, changes to vehicular access, and signage.

4 June 2013
Council defers applications

Horsham District Council’s Development Control North Committee decided to defer the applications so that Councillors could look at Article Four Direction, which can remove permitted development rights.